‘Unforgivable’: local Labour MP vents fury over Grenfell Tower fire

From The Guardian: The residents of the Grenfell Tower block have been failed and betrayed by the Tory-controlled local council, the new Labour MP for Kensington, Emma Dent Coad, has said, expressing fury at the way Kensington and Chelsea treats its social housing tenants.

She said residents made homeless by the fire were increasingly concerned that they would be rehoused outside of the borough, in cheaper places far from London such Hastings or Peterborough where the council has tried to rehouse tenants previously.

Having campaigned against poor social housing in the borough for decades and documented the poor quality of estate redevelopment schemes, she said: “I can’t help thinking that poor quality materials and construction standards may have played a part in this hideous and unforgivable event.”

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