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  Labour MP Apsana Begum found not guilty of housing fraud
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Jul 30, 2021 12:53pm
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AuthorSophie Morris
News DateFriday, July 30, 2021 07:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA Labour MP has been found not guilty of housing fraud.

Apsana Begum, MP for Poplar and Limehouse, was cleared of three charges of dishonestly failing to disclose information relating to her Tower Hamlets council housing application by a jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

The 31-year-old collapsed and wept in the dock as the verdicts were announced.

Issuing a statement afterwards, Ms Begum said the trial had caused her "great distress".
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