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Ex-cabinet member leading Grenfell council 'unacceptable', says campaigner

The selection of a former council cabinet member to lead the local authority at the centre of the Grenfell Tower fire is completely unacceptable, according to a survivors' group campaigner.

Councillor Elizabeth Campbell Credit: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Kensington Conservatives have nominated Elizabeth Campbell to take over from Nicholas Paget-Brown, who resigned on Friday, and lead the embattled Kensington and Chelsea Council.

Mr Paget-Brown stepped down amid fierce criticism of the council's response to the Grenfell tragedy, in which at least 80 people died nearly three weeks ago.

In her first public statement, Mrs Campbell said she was "truly sorry" and pledged to "heal the wounds" in the community.

But Sue Caro, a co-ordinator of the Justice 4 Grenfell group that represents survivors, said she had no confidence in the leadership of the council and called for it to be dissolved.

I know that she has a track record that's not considered to be particularly good.

I know that she was a cabinet member already - it's completely unacceptable. It's like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

They have shown they are not fit to run a council or deliver the services that are needed and I don't really think it matters who is the leader.

– Sue Caro, a co-ordinator of the Justice 4 Grenfell group