Tag Archives: Barwell

Barwell the ‘outsider’ is less attractive online than Galloway

It’s not been a good day for Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation. First, he discovers that Ladbrokes have him as only second favourite to win the Croydon Central seat at next year’s General Election. And now it … Continue reading

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The MP, the charity, the £1bn scheme and a three-year closure

The Whitgift Centre is to be closed for three years – and that’s according to the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, so it must be true. There has been confusion this week over the plans for the £1 billion re-development … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, Planning, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Whitgift Centre to close for three years in Croydon facelift

Whoops. Someone must have forgotten to mention,  amid the local Establishment’s ecstasy over the vast acreage of retail floor space and 5,000 “new” jobs that the £1 billion new Hammersfield shopping mall promises to bring to central Croydon, that to … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, Planning, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What Barwell fails to tell you and the myths of Council Tax

This is the level of political “frankness” we can expect in the coming weeks. Tim Donovan, BBC London’s political editor, asked his studio guest on Sunday whether he was “worried” by UKIP in Croydon. “Yes and no,” came the reply … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Council Tax, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Bashford blames council official for £20,000 taps fiasco

So, who is responsible for decisions taken by Croydon’s Conservative-run council? Not senior councillors, if a recent “Nuffink to do wiv me, guv” email from Sara “Book Token” Bashford, the £43,339 per year part-time Tory cabinet member, is anything to … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Bernard Weatherill House, Council Tax, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Gavin Barwell MP, Julie Belvir, Libraries, Sara Bashford, Selsdon & Ballards, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Tory ward chairman quits to stand for UKIP in Ashburton

Robert King, who until last month was the chairman of a Conservative ward association and who stood for the Tories as their candidate at the last local elections in Croydon, will be a candidate for UKIP in Ashburton at the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Adam Kellett, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Croydon Central, Eddy Arram, Gareth Streeter, Gavin Barwell MP, Mike Fisher, Peter Staveley, Robert King, Sylvia MacDonald | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

MP Barwell and the mystery of the vanishing Portcullis logo

They say we should judge a man (or woman) by their deeds, not their words. This is never more than case than for politicians. Croydon Central’s MP Gavin Barwell reckons he’s got away with it again. He claims he was … Continue reading

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Grassroots discontent over selection of deputy leader’s wife

Grassroots Croydon Conservatives are asking whether Councillor Helen Pollard was given preferential treatment by the local party’s leadership after she was nominated earlier this week to stand in Fairfield ward at the local elections in May. Helen Pollard is married … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Heathfield, Helen Pollard, Mike Fisher, New Addington, Sanderstead, Tim Pollard, Tony Pearson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Bad day for LibDems in Sutton – and for St Helier Hospital

Stephen Fenwick, a councillor in Sutton, was forced to resign as a Liberal Democrat yesterday after pleading guilty in court to racially aggravated assault. Fenwick was given a conditional discharge and a fine, after admitting a drink-fuelled rant in a … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Environment, Health, Mayday Hospital, Paul Burstow MP, St Helier Hospital, Stephen Fenwick, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Seven Tory MPs deliver leaflet critical of Conservative council

ANDREW PELLING reports on an extraordinary election leaflet from Addiscombe Tory candidates which criticises the “current” Conservative Town Hall regime It is a sign of just how short of activists the political parties are these days. Last week Croydon Central … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Andrew Pelling, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in 2012 by-election, 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Dudley Mead, Eddy Arram, Gavin Barwell MP, Heathfield, Helen Pollard, Ian Parker, Jason Cummings, Justin Cromie, Lynne Hale, Margaret Mead, Phil Thomas, Sanderstead, Sara Bashford, Selsdon & Ballards, Steve Reed MP, Tim Pollard, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Tory councillors under pressure for re-selection in Heathfield

The nominations to be Conservative candidates in the ultra-safe council ward of Heathfield look like being strongly contested tomorrow. According to a very well-placed Tory source at the Town Hall, the current Heathfield councillors, Jason Cummings, Helen Pollard and a … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Clare Hilley, Croydon Central, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell MP, Heathfield, Helen Pollard, Janet Marshall, Jason Cummings, Margaret Mead, Mike Fisher, Richard Chatterjee, Shirley, Simon Hoar, Steve Reed MP, Tim Pollard, Tony Harris, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Cromie pays the price of conscience as Parker focuses on 2015

Rumours of local Tory defections to UKIP – none of which have yet been substantiated – continue to be aired, after a week in which two more Conservative Croydon councillors were unceremoniously de-selected by their party. Justin Cromie and Ian … Continue reading

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Come and meet London Mayor Boris. Only 10 quid a time

Who says Inside Croydon doesn’t promote local Tory events? Rhetorical question, to which the answer is the self-serving MP for Croydon Central, Gary Barlow. Look what the Croydon Conservatives sent out to anyone on their email circulation list yesterday, including … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Ian Parker, Mayor of London | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Selection rows see King abdicate from Addiscombe Tories

A senior Conservative Party official in MP Gavin Barwell’s Croydon Central parliamentary constituency has given up his influential position, as a row  over the Tories’ candidate selections for May’s local elections begins to grow. Robert King stood as a Tory … Continue reading

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