On 10 July it became clear that Mrs May now believes that the political parties should work together in the national interest. A week before in the Lords Alistair Lexden made the same point in relation to Kensington and Chelsea where the reputation of the Tory council has been badly damaged by the Grenfell Tower fire. He repeated the point in a short letter published in the London Evening Standard on 10 July.
I suggested in the Lords last week that a cross-party administration should be formed in Kensington and Chelsea. Trust in the Conservative party has fallen so low, and the people of the borough need to see their elected representatives working together as a united team on the basis of a clear, published plan for the future. Then their faith in the council would begin to be restored.
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