My heartfelt sympathies go to those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. It is appalling that so many people have been affected by this tragic event.
It is still unclear what caused the Grenfell fire, but there will be a full investigation into what was ultimately responsible for these avoidable deaths which have rocked the country.
Any inquiry must be thorough and transparent to make sure those responsible are held to account. Lessons must be learned so that this tragedy cannot be repeated.
The council have issued advice which I encourage residents to read. They have also outlined the measures they have in place to ensure people’s safety which should provide reassurances.
However, I have written to council leader Jim Logue asking him to reveal if the cladding on the outside of all towers in the constituency are non-flammable to address people’s concerns. A council spokesperson has thankfully confirmed that they are non-flammable.