Kensington and Chelsea Lib Dem councillor Linda Wade calls for a cross-party committee system in the borough

The meeting last Wednesday night (Fire survivors call on council leader to quit during chaotic town hall meeting, 20 July) demonstrated how out of touch the Conservative administration of the council is with the realities of life for many in one of the richest boroughs in the world. It also highlighted the disadvantages of a majority group that has been in power for too long. Cllr Elizabeth Campbell stated that there would be radical change, but instead voted in a new leadership team which is a cabinet in all but name.

We, as the Liberal Democrats, could not vote for Cllr Campbell for leader and wrote to Sajid Javid, the secretary of state for communities and local government, requesting that commissioners took over the administration, as we feel that this council is not fit for purpose.

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