Labour Leader Barking and Dagenham – No Iceland Ad mansions here!
SUPERMARKET Iceland has angered locals in Dagenham by pretending that Stacey Solomon lives there in a mansion.
Its festive TV ads show the X Factor star heading to a grand detached house while singing Driving Home For Christmas.
Stacey, 22, was born and raised in Dagenham.
But residents in the gritty Essex town — home to a Ford car plant — say there are no such homes in the area. One, Cole Dines, said: “No one here owns mansions.”
The local council leader, Labour’s Darren Rodwell, said: “Iceland is trying to paint this angelic picture because it looks better than a two-bed semi.
“There isn’t a house like it in Dagenham.”
The Advertising Standards Agency said no rules were broken.
Iceland said: “The sentiment is intended to convey that at Christmas many people travel back to their home towns.”