These are the MPs who stuck two fingers up at Grenfell victims

Memorial for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire
Sophia Purdy-Moore

On 24 February, Tory MPs voted against implementing key recommendations from the Grenfell inquiry and protecting leaseholders from the costs of repairing dangerous cladding. The vote took place nearly four years after the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 72 people.

318 Conservative MPs voted against amendments to the fire safety bill, which would have placed more fire safety duties on people who own or manage multiple buildings. Amendments to the bill would have made the government implement key recommendations from the Grenfell Inquiry and banned passing on the costs of repairing dangerous cladding to leaseholders and tenants. These recommendations include “making owners tell fire brigades what materials are in wall systems, inspect fire doors annually and lifts monthly – all things that failed during the Grenfell fire”. 

Tory votes “shameful”

Shadow minister for policing and the fire service Sarah Jones said:

In a statement following the vote, Jones said:

This was an opportunity for the Government to do the right thing, instead they have broken their promise to protect leaseholders and implement recommendations from the Phase One Grenfell Inquiry. They have continued in their failure to act and put the British public’s safety first.

She added:

It is shameful that they have voted against implementing vital fire safety measures called for by the Grenfell Inquiry, and it is an insult to people across the country that this Government voted down protections for leaseholders from fire safety costs that they did not cause.

Co-founder of the UK Cladding Action Group Rituparna Saha said:

No fair-minded person believes it is right to force victims and taxpayers to pay billions of pounds to bail out the construction industry, cladding manufacturers, developers, building controllers and the regulators who caused this crisis to happen.

Calling the vote “a disgrace”, Grenfell United, a group of survivors and bereaved families, said:

Moreover, shadow justice secretary David Lammy expressed his exasperation at the result, saying:

One Twitter user commented:

Who would vote against implementing the Grenfell Inquiry recommendations?

Over 300 Tory MPs voted against implementing inquiry recommendations and banning building owners from passing on any remediation costs to leaseholders and tenants by either a one-off payment or in service charges. Those who voted against implementing the recommendations include:

The Tories’ sustained avoidance of accountability means that the victims of the Grenfell tragedy are unlikely to see justice any time soon. While the government refuses to act on the Grenfell Inquiry’s recommendations, millions of residents remain at risk.

Featured image via Wikimedia Commons – Loz Pycock

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    1. How many of M.P. of Both Main 2 parties?? May have had Funds
      (cash investment share) in the places with dodgy cladding building that would affect their income from the places if they had to foot the bills not the residents alongside the owner of the buildings that live outside the U.K. area
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      These are the MPs who stuck two fingers up at Grenfell victims
      Felicity Buchan – MP for Kensington.
      Robert Jenrick – secretary of state for housing, communities, and local government.
      Kit Malthouse – minister of state.
      Kemi Badenoch – exchequer secretary to the treasury.
      Suella Braverman – attorney general’s office.
      Gavin Williamson – education secretary.
      Elizabeth Truss – international trade secretary.
      Rishi Sunak – chancellor of the exchequer.
      Jacob Rees-Mogg – leader of the House of Commons.
      Priti Patel – home secretary.
      Theresa May – former prime minister.
      Matt Hancock – health secretary.
      Michael Gove – chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
      Nick Gibb – schools minister. ***
      Vicky Ford – education under-secretary.
      Lucy Frazer – minister of state at the Ministry of Justice.
      Nadhim Zahawi – business and industry under-secretary.
      Dominic Raab – foreign secretary.
      Kwasi Kwarteng – business secretary.
      Thérèse Coffey – work and pensions secretary.
      Will you vote for any of the above next G.E. unless they pay up YES OR NO?
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      This list above is just Tory party members -residents + voter all-in well-paid jobs within Tory party now. How many Labour also have voted against this bill?? I am not a fan of any Tory party member or will ever vote Tory a fact! But as a free voter I do look at all side of the coin
      (fact they are 3 sides to a coin) — 1-heads–2-tails–3-middle side so why No labour names??(interesting??)
      The public have a right to know the full Govt parties Dodgy M.P. + Minister of all elected parties Involved In this cladding mess I see Ms May name is on the list when she P.M. she protected the Minister, on this problem put him in a Govt job close to her so he could not be held accountable WHY? Ms May Question for Ms May what cash layout did you have in Grenfell if any also what did the Minister under you have you protected from us public?
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      So, voter come next G.E. think extremely hard the way you vote if you do not wish to be screwed over by your elected M.P. or party leaders in Govt form LONDON. to put a stop to the carry in this article on with rich party members cash income for properties we need a new Govt party not the old C**p main 2 parties proven to be screwing us voter + residents of U.K. and Not being held to account until a new G.E. is held.

    2. It is my opinion that Civil Litigation Actions by citizens is the ONLY response to The Chumocracy. Haredim Kier is no opposition to them, in fact, as well all know a keen supporter of the Opposition. Time to man the barricades and form a citizen led political party that would put suitably qualified people in positions that have for centuries been mismanaged by politicians. HMP Plague Island is an open prison, run by a Criminal Cabal that is backed up by Israeli trained jackboots. If that were not bad enough, the same drones flying above Palestine on surveillance and assassination operations are flying above us too.

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