Tag Archives: Croydon North

Shapps sends an SOS for Barwell: Save Our Salaries

HAS GAV GIVEN UP (Part 94): Not so much a straw in the wind. More an entire bale of hay that shows the Conservatives are very worried for the fate of their former Tory HQ wonk, Gavin Barwell, as last … Continue reading

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UKIP’s Winston McKenzie snubbed over charity debate

Winston McKenzie, the controversial UKIP parliamentary candidate for Croydon North, has been snubbed for a televised debate on foreign aid being staged in Thornton Heath later this week. The debate is organised by a Sri Lankan children’s charity, and the … Continue reading

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Mayday from Mayday as A&E declares “major incident”

Mayday is in the bottom 50 performing hospitals in the country, at a time when NHS hospital accident and emergency departments are performing worse than at any time in the past decade, figures from the Department of Health released today … Continue reading

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Island tries to block out memories of seven-year hitch

It has been such a long time since the IYLO BUILDING last penned a column for this site, that they return now after a makeover and with a new name, though the developers probably don’t want you to regard the … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Environment, Housing, IYLO, Planning, Property, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Greens call for 12% fares cut and publicly run railways

Shasha Khan, the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for Croydon North, was canvassing rail commuters this morning, as they were returned to work after the Christmas break and were hit by a double whammy of another above-inflation fares hike and badly … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Central, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Croydon South, East Croydon, Esther Sutton, London-wide issues, Peter Underwood, Sarah Jones, Shasha Khan, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Oasis governors cleared to rule on academy planning decision

Croydon Council’s highly paid legal eagles see nothing wrong with current and former governors from an Oasis academy in the borough being part of a planning committee that is to decide on an application to build a six-forms-of-entry Oasis academy … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Croydon North, Environment, Hamida Ali, Julie Belvir, Nathan Elvery, Oasis Academy, Paul Scott, Planning, Schools, South Norwood, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

£82,000 wasted on Norbury free school that never opened

More than £80,000 of public money was wasted on preparation work for a Tory-backed free school in Thornton Heath which never opened, according to figures released through a Freedom of Information Act request from Steve Reed OBE, the Labour MP … Continue reading

Posted in Advance School, Croydon North, Education, Environment, Norbury, Paxton Academy, Planning, Schools, Steve Reed MP, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Two UKIP candidates sign McKenzie no confidence motion

Two UKIP parliamentary candidates have put their names to a motion of no confidence in Winston McKenzie standing for the party at the General Election in May. Gaffe-prone McKenzie, the “Chump from the Dump”, was suspended as chairman of the … Continue reading

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#WadGate report delayed as inquiry seeks more information

Mike #WadGate Fisher, and the rest of Croydon’s Tories, have at least another three weeks to wait for the outcome of the inquiry into how the former Conservative council leader managed secretly to claim an extra £11,000 in Town Hall … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Gavin Barwell MP, Julie Belvir, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, Steve Hollands, Steve O'Connell, Tony Newman, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

McKenzie backed as candidate, but not to run branch of UKIP

The comedy capers at a Croydon branch of UKIP carry on… with the national party (ie. Nigel “Pound Shop Enoch Powell” Farage) backing Winston McKenzie as their parliamentary candidate for Croydon North at next May’s General Election, while deciding to … Continue reading

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For Winston McKenzie, UKIP’s Farage is just like Jesus Christ

THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING (Part 94): Winston McKenzie is at it again, with another outbreak of foot in mouth disease from his erstwhile party HQ in South Norwood. This time, the “Chump from the Dump” has compared Nigel … Continue reading

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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

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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

Now UKIP’s Winston McKenzie wants to ban Christmas

Winston McKenzie, Nigel Farage’s UKIP candidate for Croydon North at next year’s General Election, wants to stop his branch members from holding a Christmas party. Locally, McKenzie has become known as the “Chump from the Dump” since his televised remarks … Continue reading

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