Sajid Javid says ministers could take further action after embattled council leader and deputy resign

The government will keep a “close eye” on Kensington and Chelsea council, Sajid Javid has said, as pressure mounts for the local authority to be taken over by commissioners following its much-criticised conduct in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

The communities secretary’s remarks on Saturday came after the council leader and his deputy resigned amid anger and close scrutiny over how the fire and its aftermath were handled.

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