Mike in the Commons during the cladding debate
Mike in the Commons during the cladding debate
I spoke in the Commons during the opposition day debate about the need for increased protection for leaseholders who face ruinous costs to replace unsafe cladding.
Four years on from Grenfell, it’s astonishing that we’re still having to have this debate in the first place, quite frankly.
This motion was brought to the House by Labour and was passed by a vote of 263, with none opposed. The Conservatives abstained.
This is a non-binding vote but an important marker has been laid down. During this four hour debate MPs from across the house told stories of their constituents who have faced untold hardship, including bankruptcy, and who live every night with the fear of being in a potentially unsafe property.
Their stories needed to be told, the government needs to listen.
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