London Mayor Sadiq Khan has accused Theresa May of “letting down” the victims of Grenfell and called on her successor to prioritise improving fire safety.
The Mayor said the Prime Minster’s reference to helping survivors in her resignation speech “beggars belief” and Government changes to fire safety regulations have not gone far enough.
He made the comments when facing questions from members of the London Assembly at City Hall this morning.
Mrs May is set to leave Downing Street next week, with former London Mayor Boris Johnson the favourite to replace.
Mr Khan said he must use his experiences as London Mayor to help the survivors, and learn from Theresa May’s mistakes.
A public inquiry into the causes of the Grenfell fire has started and will begin its second phase in autumn.
Flammable cladding has been blamed for the blaze and the Government put under pressure to crackdown on dangerous materials.
The Government has introduced laws banning certain combustible materials on newly built high-rise buildings, though the rules do not apply for buildings under 18 metres-tall.
Mr Khan added: “The Government promised urgent action to make everyone safe. More than two years later the buildings regulation system is simply unfit for purpose.”
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government said: