Angela Rayner took out a £5,600 bank loan for a boob operation on 30th birthday
Angela Rayner: I took out a £5,600 bank loan for a boob operation on my 30th birthday… after losing so much weight her breasts were left ‘looking like two boiled eggs in a sock’
- Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner took out a £5,600 loan for the ‘boob job’
- The 42-year-old said she treated herself to surgery as a reward for weight loss
- Mrs Rayner, a Mancunian, grew up on council estate and became a mother at 16
Angela Rayner has revealed that she took out a £5,600 bank loan for a ‘boob job’ after losing so much weight that her breasts were left looking like ‘two boiled eggs in socks’.
Labour’s deputy leader, 42, said she treated herself to the cosmetic surgery on her 30th birthday as a reward for losing weight.
In a candid interview, she opened up about her dislike of jogging as a form of exercise, before adding: ‘I had my boob job on my 30th birthday, I’d lost six stone thanks to my personal trainer, but my boobs just looked like two boiled eggs in socks.’
Labour’s deputy leader, 42, said she treated herself to the cosmetic surgery on her 30th birthday as a reward for losing weight
She added: ‘You know, like basset hound ears. You can’t be 30 and have a chest like an 84-year-old granny. I had spent about 14 months losing my baby weight. I was 17 stone after I had my children.’
Mrs Rayner, a Mancunian, grew up on a council estate and became a mother at 16, making her a rarity in the House of Commons.
She is known for not mincing her words and her outbursts have sparked several backlashes. Speaking to the Financial Times, she acknowledged: ‘Yeah, I can have a potty mouth, I think all Northerners can… but I don’t swear to offend.’
Switching to politics, Mrs Rayner admitted that her party needs to rebuild trust with voters it lost in the ‘Red Wall’ seats snatched by the Tories at the 2019 General Election.
She said: ‘We’ve changed. People are willing to listen. But the idea that people are running out of their doors saying, “Yay, Labour” is not where they are. They don’t want us to get ahead of ourselves.’ She also rejected the idea of giving public sector workers inflation-matching pay rises of 10 per cent.
Asked if a Labour government would do this, she said: ‘Brutally, no. But we would strengthen the unions and have good employment rights.’
Mrs Rayner also said she does not feel sorry for former prime minister Liz Truss after she was forced to resign when her infamous mini-budget sent shockwaves through the economy. She said: ‘No [I don’t feel sorry], not when I know my mortgage interest rate is going to go up in June from 1.44 per cent to triple that – if I’m lucky – on a £320,000 mortgage.
Angela Rayner (pictured with her mother) grew up on a council estate and became a mother at 16, making her a rarity in the House of Commons
Mrs Rayner, a Mancunian, said she lost six stone thanks to a personal trainer and felt she needed to get a breast enhancement
‘I’m going to get absolutely pelted, and most people feel that way.’
Saying that she also disliked Boris Johnson, she added: ‘Normally I say, “Play the ball not the man.” But Boris was literally the ball and the man… his lack of morality and ethics came through and bled into government.’
A proud socialist, Mrs Rayner caused a headache for party leader Sir Keir Starmer after calling the Tories a ‘bunch of scum, homophobic, racist, misogynistic, absolute vile’ last year.
Sir Keir later said he would ‘not have used’ those phrases and suggested it was ‘not in keeping with respectful debate’.
Tensions between the pair became even more strained last year when she was blamed for Labour’s weak local election results, with Sir Keir trying to demote her.
Mrs Rayner was again the centre of attention when pictures emerged of her leaving her London flat with new boyfriend Sam Tarry, a fellow Labour MP. He was sacked as a frontbencher by Sir Keir in July for attending a picket line in support of members of the militant RMT rail union and giving media interviews in defiance to an order from the Labour leader.