Tag Archives: Croydon North

‘Chump’ McKenzie could duck showdown over his UKIP future

Winston McKenzie, Croydon UKIP’s “Chump from the Dump”, risks losing his grasp of control over local party matters at a meeting tonight. McKenzie and his closest political aide, Marianne Bowness, were forced to stand down as officers of the local … Continue reading

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Wandle Park community activities, spring/summer 2015

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Date set for Winston McKenzie to fight for his UKIP future

A showdown over the future of UKIP as an organised political party in Croydon will take place next week, with an extraordinary general meeting (another one) of the shambolic Lambeth and Croydon North branch. The Lambeth and Croydon North branch … Continue reading

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Woodside’s five-year wait for a bus comes to an end at last

Transport for London has announced that bus routes 130 and 312 – which have been unable to operate along their regular routes for five years due to engineering work on Spring Lane Bridge – will get back on the road … Continue reading

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UKIP’s short straw for Selhurst by-election drawn by Reid

UKIP has chosen Annette Reid as the person to face the wrath of Selhurst ward’s Council Tax-payers, many of them angered that they could face an unnecessary bill of £20,000 for having to go to the polling stations on March … Continue reading

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Labour selects ‘excellent candidate’ Wood for Selhurst

David Wood, the son of a former Bishop of Croydon, will be Selhurst’s new councillor next month. Wood is 42 and lives in Selhurst. He was selected at a Labour ward meeting last night from among seven applicants. Patsy Cummings, … Continue reading

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Ex-councillor Smith among contenders for Selhurst selection

Croydon Labour will select their candidate for the ill-timed by-election in Selhurst ward on Tuesday, with around 20 members potentially in the running for this safe Town Hall seat. The vacancy has arisen following the death earlier this month of … Continue reading

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Time to scrap Boris’s Crystal Palace vanity project, say Greens

Time is running out for one of Boris Johnson’s vanity projects, the £500 million Chinese Crystal Palace which although unbuilt, has cast a dark shadow over the park and the National Sports Centre there, and blighted planned improvements and developments … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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£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

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