On the fifth anniversary of the murder of Jo Cox, I paid tribute to Jo during Prime Minister’s Questions. Jo was a dear personal friend and colleague. We were the same age, elected to Parliament on the same day and got to know each other we navigated the early weeks and months as new MPs together. Jo will always be missed and remembered, and her legacy lives on.
This week we also marked the fourth anniversary of the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower which claimed the lives of 72 people. Four years on from the Grenfell Tower fire, thousands of people across the country are still living in unsafe flats. More than 200 high-rise buildings in England are still fitted with combustible cladding like that on Grenfell, and many more blocks still do not have fire prevention measures installed, while the government has broken its promise to protect leaseholders from the catastrophic costs of cladding replacement and fire safety measures.
I asked the Prime Minister why his Government has failed to act to end the cladding scandal. You can see my question, and the Prime Minister’s dreadful response, here>>