The Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has spoken out following the Grenfell recommendations vote in Parliament on Monday evening.
He told the Havering Daily:
“Last night in Parliament the Tories voted down the first set of the Grenfell inquiry recommendations tabled by Labour. One of the key policies put forward was the protection of leaseholders from meeting the costs of the removal of ACM and other non-safe cladding from blocks of flats.
“The U-turn from the government is a shameful dereliction of duty which does little to reassure those living in high rise accommodation and leaves many with no possibility of being able to sell their flats.This move will have serious implications for those living in potentially unsafe accommodation.
“I will be speaking with residents of Orchard Village in South Hornchurch in the coming weeks about the external cladding on their blocks and will follow this up with Clarion Housing to re-address this and other outstanding issues .This is an utter failure by the Tories, who have yet again put big business before ordinary people.”