Grenfell Tower fire update 11.6.21

Ahead of the fourth anniversary of the West London tower block fire in which 72 people perished, Emma Dent Coad examines some of the outstanding unresolved issues Housing and re-housing The official figures relating to re-housing of households made homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire were presented to the Housing and Communities Select Committee on April 26th 2021. Of 201 households from Grenfell Tower and Walk, 195 households have now moved into permanent homes, and six households are in “high […]

Emma Dent Coad

I am currently updating this website, and will be widening its remit to include issues, articles and blogs I have written as a journalist, Councillor, and during my 30 months as your MP. I made this video in September 2018 – so much has happened, but so little has changed! I’ll leave it there for a little while as a reminder. Before entering politics full time, I spent 30 years working as a journalist and researcher working in design, architecture […]

Sorry, not sorry 26.4.21

As Kensington and Chelsea Council heads for the Grenfell Inquiry, Emma Dent Coad reports on the latest developments It is truly disheartening to watch Kensington and Chelsea Council position itself in advance of the Grenfell Inquiry in mid-May, for the questioning of former Leadership team members. We Councillors are sent daily news updates, carefully curated and framed to appear less damaging than they are in reality. We say the Grenfell Tower fire was an atrocity; the Council calls it a […]

Grenfell council tries to sue 1.2.21

It is beyond ironic that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council, facing possible criminal manslaughter charges in relation to the Grenfell Tower fire, is attempting to sue two manufacturers of products involved in the atrocity of the Council’s own making. One is Whirlpool, the manufacturer of the fridge that overheated and started the fatal fire. The other is Arconic, the manufacturer of the cheaper flammable cladding that RBKC first specified, and then turned a blind eye to, when […]

Arise! Defending Jeremy Corbyn and winning a socialist Labour Government 9.4.19

The second ‘Arise – a festival of Labour’s Left Ideas’ will look at how and why we can campaign for a better world for the many and a socialist, Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour Government, writes Matt Willgress. Recent months have seen an intensification of attacks on Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party from a number of different angles, including the formation of the Independent Group, an almost permanent misrepresentation in parts of the media and our Party about the leadership’s […]