Tag Archives: Croydon South

Red faces for Reed and supporters as CLP picks Corbyn

WALTER CRONXITE reports from the back row of a Thornton Heath church hall at a local Labour Party meeting, where the Blairites are becoming increasingly shrill in their discomfort Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP for Lambeth South, is looking … Continue reading

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Banners binned by council which won’t prosecute fly-posters

Our council officials’ inconsistent approach to aspects of enforcement of some local rules and laws continue to baffle the public. The difference in approach has been highlighted through a complaint by one of our local MPs over the over-zealous removal … Continue reading

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Corbyn comes to Croydon for free public meeting, Aug 4

Jeremy Corbyn, the outsider who now appears to be running away with the Labour Party leadership contest, is to speak at a public meeting in Croydon on August 4. The meeting, from 7pm at Ruskin House on Coombe Road, has … Continue reading

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Newman declares support for football club that doesn’t exist

MPs – including Croydon’s trio of Gavin Barwell, Steve Reed OBE and Chris Philp – have been given several weighty documents to read as they head off on their long summer break, including a 5,000-word dossier offering a step-by-step guide … Continue reading

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‘Agitators’ to ask CCC: ‘Where’s the council money gone?’

The Croydon Communities Consortium holds its annual meeting on Thursday evening, just eight months since the council-funded body staged its previous AGM. It is doing so after refusing to make audited accounts available ahead of the event, and with its … Continue reading

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Tory MPs say the Living Wage is not enough for Londoners

This was the maiden speech given in the House of Commons yesterday by 20-year-old Mhairi Black.   Is there any elected representative from Croydon who could deliver such a stinging rebuke to the political classes with such rhetorical poise, laced … Continue reading

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Residents’ concerns at scheme to undermine Purley Town Hall

The owners of the old Purley Town Hall want to dig underneath it to create eight new flats. The building, which has listed status, is home to around two dozen apartments already. The development proposals, submitted in May by Herald … Continue reading

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Croydon Tory MP gives his backing to newspaper strikers

Wonders will never cease (Part II). A week after a right-wing Tory MP declared he couldn’t possibly live in London on the National Minimum Wage, now another Conservative MP from Croydon has declared his support for striking journalists at the … Continue reading

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Business as usual for ‘local lad’ Philp the parachutist

WALTER CRONXITE has staggered back from the Strangers’ Bar at Westminster, after he saw Croydon’s newest MP making his maiden speech Chris Philp, elected last month as the new MP for Croydon South, finally got around to making his maiden … Continue reading

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Wolmar: Choose a Mayor for real Londoners and London

The selection of candidates to stand for election as the next Mayor of London is under way in earnest this week, at least within the Labour Party, where the various constituencies are each asked to nominate a candidate. Here, one … Continue reading

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Barwell clings on to turn the tide for the Tories in Croydon

To borrow a phrase from that giant among Croydon residents, Ronnie Corbett: “And finally…”. WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the public gallery with a Yorkie bar and a copy of Computer Weekly, offers his analysis of the local state of … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, 2016 London elections, 2018 council elections, Ashburton, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Purley Pool, Purley Way, Sarah Jones, Selsdon & Ballards, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council, Tony Newman, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

How can abolishing the Bedroom Tax be called ‘too left-wing’?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Trades unionist BOB HEWLETT suggests that blame for his party’s defeat in the General Election is being placed too conveniently on one or two individuals Well, well, well. Summer has not even arrived but already hairy old chestnuts … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Bob Hewlett, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Four million conversations: but what was their message?

JOHN BRAGGINS, pictured left, strips away some of the data to show that Tory MP Gavin Barwell had one of the biggest vote swings against him in the whole of London in last week’s General Election The headlines from Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Andrew Pelling, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Blaming the polls when something else didn’t add up

It appears that this was the election where it wasn’t only UKIP blaming the Poles… or the polls. JOHN BRAGGINS explains why he should have trusted the numbers First an apology: my job was to look at the polls and … Continue reading

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Britain is left a divided nation, Croydon a polarised borough

WALTER CRONXITE pokes through the wreckage left by the 2015 General Election in Croydon, London and the country Balls. Metaphorically, and as far as the former shadow chancellor is concerned, physically. Politically, Croydon today is more polarised than at any … Continue reading

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VOTE 2015: Live coverage of Croydon’s General Election

We will be reporting live through the night on the General Election results in Croydon – North, South and Central – London and across the country. We encourage you to send us your comments by email and Twitter. Croydon’s counts … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Esther Sutton, Gavin Barwell MP, Gill Hickson, Jon Bigger, Kathleen Garner, Nathan Elvery, Peter Staveley, Peter Underwood, Sarah Jones, Shasha Khan, Steve Reed MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Croydon Tory official justifies racist tweet by using ‘N’ word

Croydon Conservatives have failed to apologise for, or take disciplinary action over, the racist tweets of Anne Piles, a member of their executive committee and prominent supporter of parliamentary candidates Gavin Barwell, Chris Philp and Vidhi Mohan. And without any … Continue reading

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Taxing questions on business for Philp the parachutist

Whatever the outcome, tomorrow’s General Election will be an historic one in Croydon South, where for the first time in 23 years, its MP will not be Richard Ottaway. And good riddance, we can sense many muttering – including many … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Business, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Croydon South, Gill Hickson, Jon Bigger, Kathleen Garner, Peter Underwood, Richard Ottaway MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

An election where politicians speak to voters? That’s new

JACK VAN DAM and JOHN SHIVELY are politics students from America. They arrived in Croydon last week keen to see a British election in action. This is what they found On Friday, we walked out of the busy East Croydon … Continue reading

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Russell Brand casts media campaign into a new light. Maybe

On the eve of the General Election, JOHN BRAGGINS finds the polls are not offering much insight on the result, the bookies are hoping to hedge their bets on their favourite, and UKIP is employing eastern Europeans. So no change … Continue reading

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