Her drug sup­plier son works at the Com­mons . . . mum is off to the Lords

The Mail on Sunday - - News -

DE­SPITE earn­ing £130,000 be­tween them, Kate Osamor and her drug dealer son Ish­mael live in a so­cial hous­ing prop­erty in North Lon­don.

Such homes are in­tended for those on low in­comes yet ear­lier this month it emerged that Osamor, paid £77,000 a year, voted against rais­ing rent for high earn­ers liv­ing in so­cial hous­ing.

In three votes in 2015 and 2016, she also blocked pro­pos­als that would have seen her pay mar­ket rent. The plans classed high earn­ers as house­holds where two adults earn £20,000 each or more.

Since be­ing con­victed of pos­sess­ing drugs with in­tent to sup­ply, her son has kept his tax­payer­funded Com­mons job as her com­mu­ni­ca­tions of­fi­cer. The pros­e­cu­tion ac­cepted he was not sell­ing drugs. Next week the MP’s mother, Martha, takes her place in the House of Lords as Baroness Osamor af­ter be­ing nom­i­nated by Jeremy Cor­byn.

CON­VICTED: Ish­mael Osamor ad­mit­ted drugs of­fences last month

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