A story with a happy ending: from house of horror to dream home

Having spent ten years in a one-bedroom larvae infested flat with a growing family, mother of two – Bonnie Tarpey-Wronski – recently got the keys to a beautiful new-build thanks to years of repeated intervention by her local MP, Lynne Featherstone.

Lynne Featherstone, who has been fighting Haringey Council for the family’s right to move from temporary to permanent social housing for over three years, visited the family last year to see for herself the state of the infested flat. Last week, the Liberal Democrat MP saw the family again, this time at the new three-storey house in Muswell Hill.

Lynne Featherstone commented:

“I’m just over the moon to see Bonnie and her family so happy and settled in. She has been through hell, living as a family of five in a crammed one-bedroom house, with her kids developing asthma from the mould.

“It really has been a long journey from a house of horror to dream home. I just wish every story could have the same happy ending.”

Bonnie Tarpey-Wronski adds:

“I’m just so happy. Lynne has been great and helped us get not only what we wanted, but much more. My kids sleep well at night now and they have the space and the peace to study and create a better future for themselves.”