Prime minister acknowledges concerns about Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council’s response at private meeting with victims of the disaster

Theresa May has attended a private meeting for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire where she accepted that their Conservative-led council did not provide help quickly enough after the disaster that killed about 80 people.

The prime minister was invited to the meeting by residents to hear about the challenges they continue to face, amid some anger that the public inquiry into the fire will only look at the practical causes and not wider issues around the quality of social housing.

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