Revealed – how many MPs are landlords

A website has lifted the lid on how many MPs in the current parliament are landlords.

Open Democracy – which describes itself as an investigative service – says 18 Labour MPs, four Scottish National Party MPs and 90 Conservative MPs have declared themselves landlords.

They have each recorded in the official register of MPs’ interests that they receive at least £10,000 a year from rental income.

In total 115 MPs across all parties are landlords, accounting for 18 per cent of the House of Commons. This compares to around three per cent of the UK adult population who are landlords.

Open Democracy says this includes Prime Minister Boris Johnson, new Health Secretary Sajid Javid, and House of Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg*.

Labour landlords include Shadow Housing Secretary Lucy Powell, who lets a room in her London flat: she has been criticised by activists on the left of the Labour party.

Written by: Houseladder