Message by Keir Starmer on the Third Anniversary of the Grenfell Tower Tragedy
Three years ago today, 72 people lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower tragedy. I, like many others, remember watching the horrifying events of that night unfold, and in the following days, seeing photos and lives of those who died filling our screens. They will always be in our hearts.
In the midst of their suffering, the Grenfell community came together to campaign for justice, safe homes and change. Because no one should ever go through the loss and pain they experienced.
But three years on, and unbelievably, tonight, people will go to bed in unsafe homes. Three years on and there has been little justice or accountability. Three years on, their campaign continues.
I support Grenfell United. We can all learn from their strength and determination. They have suffered too much and for too long. I feel the community’s pain and anger. I will be joining the survivors and bereaved in a moment’s silence at 6 p.m. tonight. I’ll be remembering those 72 precious lives lost and pledging to do everything in my power to ensure it never happens again and that justice is found.
Grenfell – forever in our hearts.