Category Archives: 2012 by-election

Tories dump councillor No3 as Barwell strengthens his hand

Andy Stranack was duly selected on Saturday night as a Tory candidate for Heathfield ward in May’s local elections. Stranack’s selection saw a third sitting Conservative councillor dumped in the selection process so far and provided the latest sign that … Continue reading

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100 days to go: UKIP names its Town Hall election candidates

With 100 days to go until Croydon’s local elections on May 22, UKIP has revealed the names of 17 candidates for wards in Croydon Central and South. UKIP has never had a councillor elected to Croydon Council, but 2014 may … Continue reading

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Has George Galloway lost his Respect for Croydon?

Despite promises made a few months ago of being in south London politics for the long-term, George Galloway’s Respect Party may not being fielding a single candidate in Croydon’s local council elections in May. Lee Jasper, Respect’s candidate in the … Continue reading

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All People’s Party puts representation on local election agenda

The Conservative nightmare in Croydon is that a strong UKIP performance on “Super Thursday” on May 22 next year, with the combination of European and local elections, will see their grip on the Town Hall broken as Tory supporters submit … Continue reading

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Complaint filed over Woodley’s New Addington selection

A complaint has been filed with Labour’s London region office over the selection of candidates to stand in New Addington ward at next May’s local council elections, Inside Croydon has learned. But the complaint does not involve the somewhat premature … Continue reading

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“Bloomsday” in Croydon as McKenzie attacks UKIP colleagues

There was a large sigh of relief last night, audible from Purley to Katharine Street, as Tories across the borough realised that UKIP, the political “party” of own-goals and self-inflicted injuries, was about as much of a threat in Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, 2014 council elections, Addiscombe, Peter Staveley, South Norwood, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Countdown to council elections begins in Toy Town gowns

CROYDON COMMENTARY: It is one year until the council elections, and for some, they have everything to lose, writes STEVEN DOWNES Last night’s instalment of a new Mayor of Croydon, Sanderstead councillor Yvette Hopley, marked the firing of the starter’s … Continue reading

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Croydon Tories proudly announce new signing: John Loony

The recruitment drive by Croydon Conservatives, after nearly a year’s hard work, has delivered its first significant new member: John Cartwright, also known as John Loony, the habitual deposit-loser for the Monster Raving Loony Party at elections across the borough … Continue reading

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Barwell, the “race card” and some uncomfortable facts

Last month, ANDREW FISHER criticised Gavin Barwell for “playing the race card” by linking immigration to unemployment during the by-election campaign, something the Croydon Central MP tried to ridicule. Yesterday, the publication of the 2011 Census results provided some hard … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Nero tendency: fiddling over the election figures

The few visitors to the public gallery for this week’s council meeting at the Town Hall were treated to a couple of innovations. With the assistance of council officials, Conservative councillor Lynne Hale was able to intersperse her speech with … Continue reading

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Reed victory sends danger signals to Croydon’s Tories for 2014

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There was a reason for Steve Reed’s campaign to focus so much on the state of our streets. It was because Labour are planning to clean-up at the next council elections, say ANDREW PELLING Eddy Arram, the neutral … Continue reading

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Croydon North by-election: Reed wins with 65% vote share

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Pelling predicts: Croydon by-election will set a record of sorts

ANDREW PELLING, a former Croydon MP, councillor and London Assembly member, has been following the by-election campaign and here analyses the high points and low marks of the past six weeks in a giant constituency which today will set a … Continue reading

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Pelling predicts: by-election a battle for minor places

As the polling stations open across Croydon North this morning, Andrew Pelling, Inside Croydon‘s chief political correspondent, is predicting that the by-election will be won by Labour’s Steve Reed with an increased share of the vote. The parliamentary by-election is … Continue reading

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A week’s a very long time in politics for unbriefed Jasper

By Steven Downes, Editor, InsideCroydon.com Lee Jasper, after admitting that he has been using fake Twitter accounts to boost his by-election campaign, showed today that if elected as an MP he could struggle to keep pace with the volume of … Continue reading

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