Housing minister criticised for having four ovens in his home

Housing minister criticised for having four ovens in his home

James Brokenshire stood in front of his double ovens

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

James Brokenshire has been criticised for having four ovens in his kitchen, with one critic saying he had more ovens than affordable houses being built in his area last year.

It was revealed, after a picture was taken at his South London home, that the Conservative minister for housing and communities has four ovens in his kitchen.

In 2017/18 there were no social and affordable houses built in Bexley, Mr Brokenshire's constituency, critics pointed out meaning there are more ovens in his kitchen than there were affordable homes built.

The MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup admitted he and his wife Cathy had an assortment of appliances, including the two double ovens and two dishwashers, installed due to there not being enough room to cook for family occasions.

She told the Sunday Times: “I hate it when, come Christmas, there’s not enough room in the oven.”

Labour MP Stephen Pound criticised the minister, saying: “Unless he’s running a pizza business on the side, he must have some very hungry friends.”

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