Labour Cllrs say Leader and deputy must go
Labour Councillors at Kensington & Chelsea Council are calling for the immediate resignation of the Leader of the Council and his deputy, who is the Cabinet member for housing and property.
‘These two politicians should take responsibility for the Grenfell Tower disaster, which took so many lives needlessly, despite the warnings by residents and Labour councillors,’ said Robert Atkinson, leader of the Labour Group, whose ward includes the tower.
‘It is totally unfair to force the resignation of CEO Nicholas Holgate for carrying out the policies determined by politicians.’
Cllr Atkinson added that there is no confidence in North Kensington in the political leadership of the Council. Cllr Rock Fielding Mellen, Cabinet Member for Housing and Property, and Cllr Nick Paget Brown should do the decent thing and resign.
The Labour Group welcomes the criminal investigation being undertaken by the Metropolitan Police and will assist in any way it can.