Stormzy has tweeted "job done" after a petition calling on Theresa May to take action to build public trust in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry reached the milestone of 100,000 signatures.

The grime and hip hop star called on his more than one million Twitter followers to sign the petition demanding Mrs May use her powers to appoint additional panel members to the independent public inquiry.

Within a few hours of his tweet, the petition had registered more than 100,000 signatures – the number required for the petition to be considered for debate by MPs.

It was started by Adel Chaoui, Karim Mussilhy and Sandra Ruiz, who were bereaved in the tragedy, and want a more diverse make-up to the inquiry.

In a joint statement, they said: "This week the public have shown they've not forgotten about Grenfell.

"Just as they supported us in the immediate aftermath of the fire, when local and national government response was lacking, they've backed us again – and demanded the voices of the survivors and bereaved are heard."

The petition, which was previously delivered to Downing Street, calls for the Prime Minister to appoint additional panel members with decision-making power to sit alongside retired judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick, who is the chair of the Grenfell Tower inquiry.

It states such a move is "fundamental" to "avoid a collapse of confidence in the inquiry's ability to discover the truth" of the tragedy.

The panel members "must be appointed with relevant background, expertise, experience and a real understanding of the issues facing those affected", it adds.

The petition also calls for legal representatives of victims' families to "see all evidence from the start" of the inquiry and be "allowed to question witnesses at the hearings".

Video:Stormzy attacks PM over Grenfell

Earlier this week, Stormzy used his appearance at the BRIT Awards to question the Mrs May's response to the Grenfell Tower disaster, which took the lives of 71 people.

In a politically-charged performance, Stormzy rapped: "Yo Theresa May, where's the money for Grenfell?

"What, you thought we just forgot about Grenfell? You criminals, and you've got the cheek to call us savages, you should do some jail time, you should pay some damages, you should burn your house down and see if you can manage this."

In response, Downing Street insisted the Prime Minister is "absolutely committed" to supporting those affected by the devastating tower block blaze in north Kensington, west London, last June.

Sir Martin Moore-Bick, chairman of the Grenfell public inquiry arrives at the High Court in London
Image:Sir Martin Moore-Bick is chairman of the Grenfell public inquiry

The appointment of Sir Martin to chair the public inquiry into the disaster proved controversial after local residents questioned his ability to relate to survivors.

He has appointed seven expert witnesses and three assessors to help with his work.

Late last year, Mrs May was criticised after she rejected the request from Grenfell survivors – after the petition now being promoted by Stormzy was delivered to Downing Street – to appoint additional panel members.

Under the Inquiries Act 2005, only the Prime Minister has the power to change an inquiry's format.

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In a formal response to the petition, triggered by its reaching 10,000 signatures, the Government said: "Having regard to the terms of reference and the assistance to be provided by the assessors, and the expert witnesses, it is the Prime Minister's view that the inquiry panel has the necessary expertise to undertake the Inquiry as it is currently constituted."

Grenfell families criticised the timing of Mrs May's announcement of her decision on the last working day before Christmas.

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