However, when it is leased out, Mr Malik and his wife Haleema, 40, who is also a Glasgow Labour councillor, will be occupying a state-subsidised house in Northpark Street, in Mrs Malik's ward of Firhill.The two councillors get £30,000 a year in allowances and Mrs Malik has another job that also looks likely to be paid by the taxpayer. Their subsidised home costs the rest of us another £2,400 annually. It looks like they consume over £50,000 of taxpayers' money every year. No wonder they can afford to invest in property.
The couple pay about £200 a month, or half the market rate, for the modern three-bedroom terraced house, which has a front and back garden.
The home is rented from Queen's Cross Housing Association, which has more than 600 people on its waiting list.
Malik says that he can't afford to buy a property big enough for himself. On fifty grand a year! Pull the other one. Labour should throw them out.