Tag Archives: Conservative

Carshalton candidates gang up on Brake over incinerator

If Tom “Thanks very much for the £275,000 gift to a local church” Brake doesn’t manage to hang on to his Carshalton and Wallington parliamentary seat in the General Election on Thursday, then whoever replaces him as MP seems likely … Continue reading

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Jones answers questions some thought we dare not ask

Zero-hour contracts, the NHS, immigration… There’s strong answers to most questions, provided you don’t have to deal with the distorting prism of the multi-millionaires’ mainstream media. By STEVEN DOWNES This is the first Twitter General Election. Twitter was around in … Continue reading

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Bogus Barwell’s donors include exiled oligarch and NHS seller

Having flagged up Bogus Barwell, the millionaire developers’ best mate, news reaches us of the donors who have contributed thousands of pounds to his “Don’t Mention the Tories” campaign to hang on to his parliamentary seat in Croydon Central. These … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Business, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, John Burton, Mike Fisher, Property, Sarah Jones, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Pregnant expectation over strange figures for the LibDems

Royal babies, dead cats, Dan Hodges (again), and troubling outlying polls. Will any make any difference to the way we vote? JOHN BRAGGINS flags up a startling inconsistency in the latest Ashcroft poll of Croydon Central In the way that … Continue reading

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Bogus Barwell shows his true colours as millionaires’ mate

Who do you want your MP to represent after being elected on Thursday? Do you want them to go to Westminster to represent you? Or do you want them to provide more support for multi-million pound property speculators? STEVEN DOWNES, … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Business, CPO, Croydon Central, Eddy Arram, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, John Burton, Mayor of London, Planning, Sarah Jones, Stiles Harold Williams, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Secretive incinerator scheme is a bad deal, say Sutton Tories

There are other Sutton LibDem councillors who, like Nick Mattey, believe that there are serious flaws in the secretive £1 billion scheme to build an industrial incinerator at Beddington Lane, according to Tim Crowley, the leader of the opposition Conservative … Continue reading

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Community rallies to support Norwood Junction cafe owner

Cafe Basmaccino, which has been serving teas, coffees and refreshments to long-suffering commuters at Norwood Junction for the past nine years, could be forced to close on Tuesday, as its landlords, LOROL – London Overground, a subsidiary of Transport for … Continue reading

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Blukip strategy is paying off as Barwell takes 4% poll lead

And then, at the last, like the US cavalry riding over the hill to the rescue, Gavin Barwell’s old boss, Lord Cashcroft, pulls out a poll to say that the Tories will hold Croydon Central. Ashcroft published the results of … Continue reading

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Gillian Wearing picks barred museum for competition vote

Gillian Wearing, the Turner Prize-winning artist, has chosen the Museum of Croydon as one of the venues at which she could conduct her work, in a competition which will be decided by a public ballot. Wearing is noted for her … Continue reading

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Things are still spinning entering final week of campaign

Bob Dylan, John Cleese and Glenda Jackson’s son having an orgasm (not a pretty thought): JOHN BRAGGINS takes a more careful look at what some pollsters and pundits have been passing off as fact as we enter the final week … Continue reading

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Council puts £5,000 grant repayment at top of its Bucket list

A UKIP-dominated “community group” has refused to repay thousands of public money it received as a council grant, nearly six months after the term of the grant expired. Inside Croydon reported earlier this month that the Croydon Communities Consortium – … Continue reading

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Father gets council to promise refund of lesson charges

Our education correspondent, GENE BRODIE, reports on a Croydon Council U-turn over its unlawful charges of £3,500 per year to some parents of children at state primary schools A campaigning parent is claiming victory over local authority bureaucracy after Croydon … Continue reading

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Reed is getting sniffy over Progress policies and Mansion Tax

You might think that Steve Reed OBE, the fortunate incumbent in a 12,000-vote Labour majority Croydon North parliamentary seat, might be a relaxed mood going into next week’s General Election. He ought to be. Just don’t let anyone at tonight’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Environment, Shasha Khan, Steve Reed MP, Vidhi Mohan, Waste incinerator, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

UKIP candidate confirms he’s running a ‘soft’ campaign

UKIP’s candidate in Croydon Central has confirmed that he is running a subdued election campaign, and claims it does not matter whether Gavin Barwell or Sarah Jones wins the seat in next week’s General Election. According to Peter Staveley, both … Continue reading

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It’s economically grim down south here in Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Is the electorate being sold a pig in a poke over the “improving” state of the economy? ANDREW FISHER thinks so, and especially in London and particularly here in Croydon In yesterday’s Guardian, Aditya Chakrabortty wrote a typically … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Andrew Fisher, Business, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Property, Selhurst, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Testy Tory Philp refuses to answer property questions

Appearing less “lively” by the day, WALTER CRONXITE reports from what he claims is his 18th hustings of the election campaign so far, this time in Croydon South “Mind your own business.” That was the extraordinary response at last night’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Coulsdon, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gill Hickson, Jon Bigger, Kathleen Garner, Peter Underwood, Richard Ottaway MP, Schools, Trinity School | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Barwell banking on Blukip pact as election gap narrows

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a late development in the marginal Croydon Central seat which could prove a game-changer Gavin Barwell’s political career could depend on a pact with the local UKIP candidate, as Blukip comes to Croydon. There’s been suspicions … Continue reading

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Barwell’s rubbish campaign looks like it is being swept away

HAS GAV GIVEN UP (Part 94): Inside Croydon is delighted to be able to bring you photographic evidence that Croydon Council’s clean-up of the borough is beginning to show signs of success. At the local council elections last year, Labour … Continue reading

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Time to make housing a voting issue, one brick at a time

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The council’s “MasterPlan” for housing is a political joke, says DAVID CALLAM The housing MasterPlan would be funny if it wasn’t so serious for so many families who can never afford the fairytale prices being demanded by property … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Alison Butler, Business, Croydon Council, David Callam, Housing, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Latest polls point to Tories praying for rain in Croydon Central

WALTER CRONXITE has got his abacus out again to examine the implications of London-wide polling results Friday’s YouGov poll for the Evening Boris, dedicated just to London voters, gives a chance to provide another analysis on where the marginal Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Andrew Pelling, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Peter Staveley, Sarah Jones | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments