15:16 PM, 2nd August 2021, About A year ago 6
Shaz Nawaz, the Labour Party Councilor for Peterborough Park Ward, has come under attack from the Peterborough Tenants Union claiming they were ‘disappointed’ that under his profession as an accountant he was instructing clients how to maximise their profit from property investment.
Mr Nawaz describes himself as: Entrepreneur, Accountant, Speaker, Author, Property Investor and City Councillor. Who likes cars, cricket and good conversations. Father of 3. Views are my own (I think!)
Mr Nawaz hit back saying he has “consistently called for action to tackle homelessness and the shortage of decent affordable housing in our city, including a recent election pledge to build 3,000 new council houses.
“Yes, I have done well in my business in the last 12 months and I make no apologies for that. I have built many more homes during a nationwide shortage of housing, a proportion of which will be rented out by housing associations in Lincolnshire at affordable rates.
“I have helped many tenants become first-time buyers through my advice, something that millions of working people in our country continue to aspire to. I have also supported my own valued tenants throughout the pandemic and can say honestly that I have never had a single complaint because I make it my business to ensure my tenants and their families are able to enjoy the homes.”
“I am not ashamed of my business performance. My parents moved to Britain to create a better life for their family. I have used that opportunity to better myself and, through hard work and perseverance, I now have a decent business and employ and sub-contract to over 100 people who live mainly in and around Peterborough.”
“I am proud of the Labour group’s record on challenging the Conservative-made housing crisis in Peterborough and we will continue to call for action on this and campaign on policies that will finally begin to tackle this crisis if implemented.”
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