I was pleased to once more speak up for leaseholders trapped in the building safety scandal in Sheffield Central. Having met recently with affected constituents along with my colleague Clive Betts, Chair of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee, I was reminded of just how desperate the situation is for so many. People who were encouraged to buy their first home, many on Government schemes who are running out of places to turn.
I highlighted the position of one constituent, which had been shared with me recently, highlighting the enormous mental and personal strain the scandal is imposing on residents of unsafe buildings. I again reminded the Commons of the promise the Prime Minister made in February, that “no leaseholder should have to pay for the unaffordable costs of fixing safety defects that they did not cause and are no fault of their own”.
We recently marked the fourth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and, along with a growing number of MPs and campaigners, I will continue to call on the Government to end this scandal and give leaseholders the support they deserve after so many years of financial and emotional hardship.
You can read my speech in full here.