Camden Tory landlord keeps roof over Labour colleague’s head

Cllr Don Williams. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Cllr Don Williams. Picture: Nigel Sutton. - Credit: Nigel Sutton

Discovering that you are indebted to the opposition must be a politician’s worst nightmare.

Cllr Abi Wood. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Cllr Abi Wood. Picture: Polly Hancock. - Credit: Archant

But that was the reality facing Camden Labour councillor Abi Wood after her election in Haverstock ward last year.

Heathman was amused to discover this week that Cllr Wood rents a flat in Shoot-Up Hill, Kilburn, from Conservative finance spokesman Cllr Don Williams.

In fact, Cllr Williams has been his Labour colleague’s landlord for the last four years.

“It was something of a shock after two years to find out that she was a member of the Labour Party,” said Cllr Williams.

“She’s been an excellent tenant and I’ve had no problems with her. We don’t talk politics though as you can imagine.”

Cllr Wood was equally complimentary about her landlord.

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“He’s fine,” she said. “I’m sure he enjoys all the Labour posters around the place.”

Heathman presumes Cllr Wood would not dream of missing a rent payment...or she could have her dirty linen aired in the Town Hall.