The first full council meeting since the Grenfell Tower disaster ended suddenly when a survivor who had previously spoken passionately collapsed.
The woman was treated on the floor by paramedics after falling in a stifling Kensington Town Hall at around 10.30pm.
She was helped to a stretcher after receiving treatment.
Mayor Marie-Therese Rossi closed the meeting much to the frustration of those attending, who asked for it to be stopped temporarily while the woman was treated.
Air conditioning was not working in the town hall, meaning many crammed into the council chamber were left fanning themselves with the 10-page agenda.
It marked the end of an emotionally charged meeting where survivors of the fire spoke of their anger, desperation and mistrust of the council and authorities.
The woman who collapsed had held aloft the front door key to her home at Grenfell Tower, saying it brought back memories of her time there and her neighbours now dead.
In an impassioned plea to councillors present, she said: “Understand us, support us. I beg you don’t play a game with us.
“I beg you don’t tell us lies. I beg you don’t waste our time.
“I want you to talk to us and resolve our issues and problems.
“We need you right now. We want you with us, by us right now.
“We want your support right now. We want you to understand us right now.”
The meeting saw Elizabeth Campbell booed and heckled as she was elected council leader , while Dr Barry Quirk was made chief executive.
During the meeting there were angry scenes and confrontation when survivors of the blaze, which has claimed the lives of at least 80 people, were forced to bang on doors after being locked out of the council chamber (see video above).
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