On this day in 2017, 72 people lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire. Half a decade on, families are still waiting for justice – and those with the power to prevent a repeat still aren’t willing to use it.
Almost four years after Grenfell, 700,000 people in England live in homes with flammable cladding – it is a symptom of a housing sector driven by profit and a government which refuses to regulate.
The deep inequalities of Kensington and Chelsea provided the backdrop to the Grenfell fire, relegating residents to second-class citizens. More than three years later they have only got worse.
Three years after the fire at Grenfell, Kensington and Chelsea Council continues to fail its victims – with demands for housing, services and support met instead with a cynical public relations exercise.
The Observer might want rid of Emma Dent Coad – but we don’t. In a new interview, we speak to the Kensington MP about housing, her constituency and the campaign of lies run against her by the Lib Dems.
This week Liberal Democrat Sam Gyimah claimed that Labour MP Emma Dent Coad was partly responsible for the Grenfell tragedy – here, she debunks his allegation and calls on him to apologise for the smear.
Almost two years after the tragic fire in Grenfell Tower, local MP Emma Dent Coad explains how Kensington and Chelsea Council have systematically failed its victims.