Position of landlord of Rochdale flat in which Awaab Ishak died ‘untenable’

RBH chief executive Gareth Swarbrick faces growing pressure to quit after death of two-year-old

The position of the landlord of the mould-infested Rochdale flat that killed two-year-old Awaab Ishak is “untenable”, a senior government source has said, hours after Gareth Swarbrick issued a defiant statement that he would not quit.

Swarbrick, the chief executive of Rochdale Boroughwide Housing, a social landlord, said late on Thursday “I will not be resigning”, despite a call in parliament for him to stand down and the launch of an investigation into potential “systemic failures” at the organisation.

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