Category Archives: Croydon North

Barwell’s bash offers Westfield influence for 400 quid

This is exactly the sort of story you can really dine out on. Gavin Barwell, the Tory MP for the Whitgift Foundation, is offering access and influence – “the inside track” no less – with  Westfield, the company behind the … Continue reading

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Tory Barwell backs Labour’s commuter zones campaign

Conservative MP Gavin Barwell is publicly supporting a campaign launched this week by Sarah Jones, the Labour candidate aiming to win the Croydon Central seat from him at next May’s General Election. Barwell has even signed the petition calling on … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Business, Commuting, Croydon Central, Croydon North, East Croydon, Gavin Barwell MP, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

All three Croydon MPs vote against greater accountability

ALL IN THIS TOGETHER (Part 94): What’s the difference between Progress MP Steve Reed OBE and the Tories’ arch-expenses-claimer “Sir” Tricky Dicky Ottaway? Not a lot when it comes to their respective positions on accountability to their constituents, if a … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Candidate decries Labour re-zoning plan as a doomed stunt

A candidate standing in Croydon for election to parliament next May has dismissed a Labour campaign to change the zoning of East Croydon and West Croydon stations to help reduce commuter fares as “an electioneering stunt”. And Glen Hart is … Continue reading

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Jones campaigns to reduce commuter fares by £336 a year

Sarah Jones, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for the marginal seat of Croydon Central at next year’s General Election, is launching a campaign tomorrow that could save commuters living in the constituency and who travel into central London for work more than … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Commuting, Croydon Central, East Croydon, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, London-wide issues, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Trades Union candidate wants to put questions to Miliband

Ed Miliband visits Croydon on Thursday afternoon to speak to the borough’s Black and Minority Ethnic Forum. “I wonder, during his flying visit, whether Mr Miliband and his ‘One Nation Labour’ party can re-assure attendees about some crucial issues affecting … Continue reading

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Newman takes his group off to Brighton, paid via the rates

If you live in one of the Labour-held wards in Croydon, you probably didn’t have an opportunity to meet your publicly funded councillor at a residents’ surgery this weekend. You definitely would not have seen council leader Tony Newman standing … Continue reading

Posted in Gavin Barwell MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Tony Newman, Purley, Fairfield, Addiscombe, Nathan Elvery, Coulsdon, Ashburton, West Thornton, Steve Reed MP, 2015 General Election, Sarah Jones, Emily Benn | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Coe is accused of ‘world-class hypocrisy’ over Palace plans

Some of London’s leading athletes and coaches have reacted with dismay and horror at plans, revealed this week, to demolish the athletics stadium and indoor training facilities at Crystal Palace. And there is mounting anger among some senior athletics figures … Continue reading

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‘Award-winning’ planning chief says house building is easy

Famously, Tom Lehrer said that satire died the day that Henry Kissinger was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. What Lehrer might have made of Croydon being presented with an award for being Britain’s best local planning authority probably … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Planning, RIF, Steve Reed MP, Taberner House, URV, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Newman goes missing at the making of piece of black history

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the Town Hall chamber with a Yorkie bar and half-finished crossword from that day’s Metro sticking out of his jacket pocket, reports on Monday’s council meeting, where all promises of doing civic business in a … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Croydon Council, Croydon North, David Osland, Dudley Mead, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Gavin Barwell MP, Hamida Ali, John Wentworth, Lynne Hale, Mike Fisher, Pat Ryan, Planning, Taberner House, Tim Pollard, Timothy Godfrey, Tony Newman, Upper Norwood, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Meeting to safeguard Upper Norwood Library, Oct 13

With local authorities, including Lambeth and Croydon councils, having to make further cuts in public spending – by as much as 25 per cent – here ROBERT GIBSON calls for more public help to keep Upper Norwood Library operating We … Continue reading

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Jobs, homes and wages: Questions still to be answered

A Croydon-based economics commentator has issued a coruscating critique of the conference speech given in Manchester this week by Labour leader Ed Miliband, just months before his party faces an election which, if they win, will make him Prime Minister. … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Andrew Fisher, Business, Centrale, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, Health, Housing, Richard Ottaway MP, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Another Tory blunder as they sign UKIP campaigner as member

Massive embarrassment for Croydon’s Conservatives – another one following #WadGate – as one of their Coulsdon councillors had to be told that one of his own local Tory party members is not only on the membership list for their political … Continue reading

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Croydon warns against creating “the slums of the future”

ANDREW PELLING, pictured left, reports from the Labour party conference in Manchester, where Croydon councillors are out in force lobbying for the borough With Labour eyeing a return to power at Westminster after next May’s General Election, it is of … Continue reading

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“Book Token” promoted as Pollard completes Tory takeover

Croydon’s Tory councillors yesterday duly anointed Tim Pollard, the “loyal deputy” who did just enough to cause the downfall of Mike Fisher over #WadGate, as their new leader. With no one else from the 30-strong group of Conservative councillors prepared … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, David Osland, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell MP, Libraries, Mike Fisher, Richard Ottaway MP, Sara Bashford, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment