Fire Chiefs Warned Councils Over Cladding Dangers Before Grenfell Tower Fire


Dave Raval, Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Hackney South and Shoreditch, has written to the Mayor of Hackney after it emerged that fire chiefs warned councils over cladding dangers before the Grenfell Tower fire.  

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Lib Dems: The worrying lack of pace & urgency on fire safety from Hackney Council has done little to reassure concerned residents.

Dave Raval, former Parliamentary and Mayoral candidate in Hackney, has commented on the updated statement released by Hackney Council on Fire Safety:


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Lib Dems: Hackney Council needs to stop dragging its heels and get on with improving safety standards in high-rise blocks.

Former Liberal Democrat Mayoral and parliamentary candidate Dave Raval has commented following an announcement from Hackney Council that it will be launching an independent review of cladding in all Hackney social housing tower blocks and that it will hold fire safety risk assessments early to make sure residents' homes are safe.

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Dave Raval Calls for Transparency on Fire Safety in Letter to the Mayor of Hackney

Dave Raval has written to the Mayor of Hackney to give his personal full support in reassuring residents following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire.

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Lib Dems: Flammable cladding used on Grenfell Tower must be banned

The Liberal Democrats have called for the type of cladding used on Grenfell Tower to be banned in the UK, after it emerged the material is currently banned in US buildings over 40 feet for fire safety reasons and is classed as flammable in Germany.

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Lib Dems call on Hackney council to carry out full safety checks on all Hackney tower blocks

Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in West London, the Hackney Liberal Democrats have released a statement pledging to work with Hackney council in ensuring that all similar buildings in the borough are safe for residents and are asking the council carry out immediate safety checks.

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Liberal Democrats Increase Vote Share in Both Hackney Seats


The Hackney Liberal Democrats were the only main party to increase vote share in both Hackney seats with substantial vote gains on the previous 2015 result.

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Brexit inflation puts £20 on cost of average weekly shopping bill.


A sharp rise in prices at the supermarkets has put an extra £21.31 on the cost of an average weekly shop. The sharp slide in the pound since the Brexit vote last June has increased the cost of imported goods, and grocers have been passing on the rises to customers.

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Single Tenants in Hackney Feeling the Squeeze as Brexit Bites.


A recent analysis by found that single tenants in Hackney sacrificed more than 81% of their monthly salary on rent.

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First fall in real wages since 2014 will get worse as Labour back Theresa May’s hard Brexit.


Real wages fell by 0.2% in the three months to March 2017, the first decrease in real regular pay since September 2014, figures published by the Office for National Statistcs have revealed.


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