Tag Archives: Croydon Central

MP Barwell’s leaflets try hard to disguise the fact he’s a Tory

Maybe it was the stress of mounting five half-arsed “petitions” since last month that made him forget to mention it. But there’s hardly a word in his latest leaflet to say that Gavin Barwell is a Conservative Party MP. It … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Sarah Jones | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Barwell backs further spending cuts that hit Croydon hardest

The ConDem government announced ever more cuts to local authorities this week, with Croydon Council losing another £5.8 million from its spending power. This really is the politics of cowards, with David Cameron and his Chancellor, Gideon Osborne, unwilling to … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Sarah Jones | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon NHS crisis as only 51% of ambulances achieve target

Lives of the elderly, frail and ill could be at risk this winter, as Croydon’s NHS ambulance service struggles to cope with demand. Barely half of ambulance call-outs in Croydon achieved their target response times this autumn – and that … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Health, Sarah Jones | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Elvery considers staging election count at separate venues

The count for the three Croydon parliamentary constituencies at next May’s General Election could be held at three separate venues. That’s according to Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, who will be trying to retain his parliamentary seat … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Nathan Elvery, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pool closure leaves Labour’s Emily Benn high and dry

WALTER CRONXITE on how Labour has quickly reinforced Croydon’s North-South divide, in moves which it may come to regret Have you got the message? If you live in Purley, Kenley or Coulsdon, Labour don’t expect you to vote for them. … Continue reading

Posted in Ashburton, Bishop of Croydon, Chris Philp, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell MP, Parking, Purley, Purley Pool, Tony Newman, Transport, Waddon, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The myth of the economic “recovery” where we’re all worse off

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For ANDREW FISHER, the notion of a national economic recovery based on debt or a borough-wide regeneration based on retailing are equally flawed “We inherited an economy reliant on banking, immigration and debt,” Croydon Conservatives told us at … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Andrew Fisher, Business, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Vidhi Mohan, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

UKIP candidate given job by council-backed ‘talking shop’

The Croydon Communities [sic] Consortium, which received a £5,000 grant from the then Tory-run Croydon Council to stage “apolitical” meetings, has appointed the leader of a local branch of UKIP as its new deputy chairman. This appointment follows the previous … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Croydon Council, CVA, Shirley Community Centre Association | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

‘I was singled out and heckled. I was the only black man there’

When GLEN HART attended a meeting of what is supposed to be a council-funded community group, he was abused for daring to ask questions. But he was even more shocked when he saw that he was the only black man … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Community associations, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Peter Staveley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Barwell’s latest cunning stunt leaves him bridging alone

HAS GAV GIVEN UP (Part 94)? As election stunts go, Gavin Barwell’s latest has all the hallmarks of the desperate or the deluded. Or the desperately deluded. But the Tory MP for the Whitgift Foundation really has been out campaigning … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Croydon Central, East Croydon, Gavin Barwell MP, Planning, Sarah Jones | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Another supermarket to open up, but on wrong side of tracks

Clearly, we all need a new Sainsbury’s supermarket in Croydon. We don’t have enough supermarkets, or the “Local” or “Express” versions, dotted around the borough’s high streets already, sucking in as much business as they possibly can, assisted by the … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Business, Commuting, East Croydon, ECCO, Planning, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Champ! Winston McKenzie’s fame spreads to Metroknobbers

The south London blogosphere’s regular podcast, Metroknobbers, has it all this month, with Emily “White Van” Thornberry, now the former shadow attorney general, plus UKIP’s favourite ex-boxer, Winston McKenzie, and even a guest appearance by someone best described as the … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon North, London-wide issues, Outside Croydon, Steve Reed MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Barwell at odds on Twitter with his own chances of re-election

After Emily Thornberry’s summary execution, you might think that a politicians, however low-ranking, would realise that Twitter’s 140 characters are too dangerous a medium for aimless musings, especially when encountering crosses of St George. Even unspoken but implicit Twitter commentary … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Sarah Jones | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

MP Barwell ducks TV appearance as pressure begins to mount

REVERSE FERRET ALERT! Gavin Barwell, the Tory MP for the Whitgift Foundation, has pulled out of an appearance on this week’s BBC Sunday Politics programme. Barwell has never knowingly declined an invitation to attend even the opening of a fridge … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Crystal Palace Park, Gavin Barwell MP, John Burton, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Grim outlook for Barwell as Ashcroft poll puts him 6% down

Things are looking very grim for Gavin Barwell’s future as an MP, as even his former employer and one-time mentor is publishing figures which show that he will lose his Croydon Central seat at the General Election next May. Lord … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Sarah Jones | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Business, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments