Greg Hands responds to Grenfell Tower Fire

Greg Hands, Member of Parliament for Chelsea & Fulham – and the newly-appointed Minister for London – reacted with horror and concern at the Grenfell Tower fire.

Greg attended the scene the day after the fire, including visits to Westway Sports & Fitness Centre and Rugby Portobello Trust, where he praised the relief efforts taking place. In addition, Greg attended a number of Government meetings to help coordinate relief efforts.

Commenting on the Grenfell Tower fire, Member of Parliament for Chelsea & Fulham and Minister for London, Greg Hands, said: “I am horrified by the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower. I visited the scene, and have spoken with surviving residents of the Tower and neighbouring blocks. I know that RBKC Council is working hard to coordinate relief efforts, and I have been impressed by the bravery and dedication of the London Fire Brigade, the Met Police, local NHS workers, and volunteers from the Red Cross and staff at Westway Sports Centre and Rugby Portobello Trust.

“The magnitude of the Grenfell Tower tragedy is immense: the Fire Brigade described it to me as the closest thing to 9/11 that London has ever seen.

“Nevertheless, in spite of this tragedy, I was heartened by the profound sense of community spirit, the strong multi-agency response, and the intense charity shown by volunteers.”

Greg gave a full response to the Grenfell Tower fire during his interview on Sophy Ridge on Sunday, available on this page.