Steve demands action on flammable cladding
Steve Reed MP called a debate in Parliament to demand Government action to remove flammable Grenfell-style cladding. Despite the loss of lives in the tragic blaze at Grenfell Tower, the Conservative Government has failed to remove the same cladding from dozens of other residential blocks where residents now live in fear for their lives.
Steve told the Housing Minister:
Thousands of frightened people living in blocks with flammable cladding need to hear from the Minister today that it will be taken down without delay. They do not need any more buck-passing. They cannot afford to spend years in the courts while the cladding remains on their buildings. The Government’s flawed fire safety regime created this mess. The Government must now clear it up. We cannot risk a second Grenfell Tower. The time for the Minister to act is now
Steven Reed is Labour MP for Croydon North and Shadow Minister for Children and Families. In 2018 his private member’s bill on reducing violent mental health restraint became law. In June 2019 he launched Labour’s civil society strategy outlining radical plans to empower citizens and communities.
Steve chairs the Cooperative Councils Innovation Network, co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for London, was Leader of Lambeth Council 2006-12 where he led the council’s children’s services to become best-rated in the country and pioneered the public-health approach to tackling violent youth crime. He worked in publishing for 16 years and was an elected trade union branch secretary.