The MP whose mum told her she’d be more popular if she became an estate agent

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.

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4 Comments

  1. Property Pundit

    Her mum was right.

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  2. GeorgeHammond78

    God forbid she ever makes it into Government let alone Housing Minister but if she does maybe she should appoint her Mum as her adviser?

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  3. AgencyInsider

    Her mum could also have told her that she would be more popular if she wasn’t such a typically zealous, misguided socialist.

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  4. rsvstu97

    Well hopefully most of the swamp will be drained at the next GE.

     

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