Outspoken Labour MP Stella Creasy – often touted to be a future housing minister – has not always made herself popular with estate agents.
For example, she has run ‘awards’ to agents in her Walthamstow constituency, getting the public to vote on the best and – allegedly – worst.
She has consistently voted in favour of the tenancy fees ban, and she is very anti what she calls the ‘rip-off practices’ of agents.
So, EYE felt a certain amount of surprise to read a diary piece in yesterday’s Times which said that Stella should have listened to her mum.
According to The Times: “The much-abused Labour MP tells the Political Thinking podcast that when she declared that she wanted to enter parliament, her mother replied: ‘Why don’t you consider a career that might be a tad more popular? Like an estate agent.’”
Then EYE had a sense of déjà vu.
Back in July 2015, Stella and her mum did a Relative Values piece in the Sunday Times.
And here’s mum Corinna explaining: “I can’t say I encouraged Stella to go into politics. Quite the opposite.
“I told her to consider a career that might be a tad more popular, like an estate agent.”
General Election alert: Be prepared for more re-heats of this joke.