Saturday 30 December 2017 / 10:14 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council have once again failed those that they have a duty to support – Andrew Gwynne

Andrew Gwynne MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, commenting on households left homeless by the Grenfell disaster not receiving promised Christmas relief payments said:

“It is unacceptable that so many families from Grenfell have had to spend Christmas in emergency accommodation, and because of a council error may have been unable to afford to buy food.

"The Government gave assurances that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council were up to the task of supporting Grenfell survivors, but during the Christmas period they have once again failed those that they have a duty to support.

“Sajid Javid needs to immediately ensure that all residents are getting the support they need, and needs to undertake an immediate review into the council’s corporate governance with a view to sending in commissioners to take control of the council if necessary.”