COTSWOLD MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown is among the Conservative MPs in the country who are being criticised for voting against rules to make rented homes ‘fit for human habitation’, in light of the Grenfell Tower fire in London.

The tragedy, which happened at a 24-storey block, Grenfell Tower in north Kensington during the early hours of last Wednesday, has led to 79 deaths.

In light of the tragedy, there has been renewed anger over the vote in January last year against a Labour amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill to keep rented homes ‘fit for human habitation’.

All 311 Conservative MPs present at the session voted in line with their party against the Labour-proposed amendment.

The government claimed the new law would result in “unnecessary regulation”.

The bill would have updated a law introduced in the 19th century that requires homes with an annual rent of below £80 in London and £52 elsewhere to be “fit for human habitation”.

Mr Clifton-Brown last week reacted to the Grenfell Tower tragedy: "I would like to extend my sincere condolences to everyone who was a resident in the Grenfell Tower, especially those who have lost loved ones.

"It will be imperative that the causes of this fire are fully investigated to determine how such dreadful tragedies could be avoided in the future.

"This will include regulations on the construction of future dwellings but also whether the law is adequate to prevent fire in the future.

"All private rented dwelling houses are covered by the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide England Regulations 2015, which require smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted in every property.

"I welcome the Prime Minister’s statement today ordering a full public enquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower."