Tag Archives: Gavin Barwell

MP Barwell quits Whitgift. Did he jump or was he pushed?

More than four years after Inside Croydon started an often lonely campaign for Gavin Barwell, the MP for Croydon Central, to quit his position as a governor of the Whitgift Foundation because of potential conflicts of interest with his public … Continue reading

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He is the very model of a modern Comptroller-General

So Gavin Barwell’s personal political career seems to have hit a speed bump, as the man who was re-elected as Croydon Central MP thanks to a bunch of UKippers who bottled it, is to stay in the Tory whips’ office, … 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, 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

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

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Ruskin Square site finally proves to be something to bank on

Overlooked in the build-up to the election last week came some news in the trade press that could prove more significant to Croydon’s future event than the £1 billion Hammersfield development. Who would have thought at any time over the … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Gavin Barwell MP, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Warehouse Theatre, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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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Barwell’s bogus claim about football prompts Palace coup

After David Cameron came to Croydon and forgot which football team he had been briefed to say he supports, you might have thought that Gavin Barwell, desperately hanging on for his political career as MP for Croydon Central, would have … Continue reading

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Croydon faces a long night of election counts and re-counts

After the longest election campaign in British history, with millions spent on red, blue and purple posters, it’s still too close to call. Nationally and, as WALTER CRONXITE reports, here in Croydon’s very own marginal battleground seat Pay your money, … Continue reading

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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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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

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Gill Hickson, Kathleen Garner, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tories accused of ‘Nasty Party’ tactics over bogus letters

“We were angry when we received this political letter. It’s got Jenny’s name on it, but it has very little to do with her. She had a serious stroke last year and she’s been housebound for the past few weeks. … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Business, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Sanderstead, Sarah Jones, Sylvia MacDonald, Tim Pollard, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

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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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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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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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

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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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