Grenfell crisis warrants a snap RBKC election
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I find it reprehensible that, at this time of crisis, the RBKC council has simply shuffled another Conservative councillor into the position of leader, with no due democratic process. Regardless of Elizabeth Campbell's apparently unconditional apology, trust in our elected representatives will not be restored by these means.
Much as I admire you, I don't think the answer is to appoint a team of unelected civil servants. Trust will again be lacking unless those ‘technocrats’ are appointed with the approval of those affected by the Grenfell fire. Moreover, the protracted process by which approval is at arrived at will result in a de facto election.
If the Prime Minister can call a national election at a moment's notice, the residents of RBKC can and should be afforded a snap local election with the aim of re-establishing trust.
May is too long for us to wait.
The people of this borough need to have confidence in their councillors. That can only be established through the democratic process.
Once elected, those councillors need to be represented in the inquiry, whether or not Sir Martin Moore-Bick gets to lead it.
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