Tag Archives: Gavin Barwell

96 days to go and councillors’ self-interest is showing

Have you had someone with a rosette knock at your door yet? You will, says WALTER CRONXITE, you will. Though how the tax-payers of Croydon will benefit from one of the longest election campaigns in history is questionable Fed up … Continue reading

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Survey predicts MP Barwell is facing capital ‘punishment’

Even the Evening Boris is predicting that Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, will lose his parliamentary seat at the General Election in 100 days time. Barwell had London Mayor Boris Johnson attend his glitzy campaign launch last … Continue reading

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Borough Solicitor issues councillors with CPO gagging order

WHO’S REALLY RUNNING CROYDON COUNCIL (Part 94): The borough’s 70 councillors, all democratically elected as recently as last May to represent the interests of the people of Croydon, have been ordered to express no opinion whatsoever about the £1billion Hammersfield … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, Julie Belvir, Planning, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Jones’s campaign given £10,000 boost by ex-LibDem peer

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest intriguing developments in Croydon’s marginal parliamentary constituency Sarah Jones, Labour’s parliamentary candidate in Croydon Central, has been given a £10,000 donation towards her campaign funds by someone who sat in parliament as a member of … Continue reading

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Sutton Tory refuses to canvass for beleaguered Barwell

An official Conservative Party election candidate in a south London constituency is refusing to help Tory MP Gavin Barwell in his battle to hold on to his seat in Croydon Central. Barwell is a career politician who won Croydon Central … Continue reading

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

Selhurst loses a councillor and champion in Gerry Ryan

STEVEN DOWNES attempts to pay tribute to Gerry Ryan It was Gerry Ryan’s 57th birthday yesterday. That, by any measure, is too young an age at which to die, but after many months suffering a debilitating form of cancer, finally, … 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

Posted in 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Chris Philp, Coulsdon, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon needs a comedy candidate: Run, Jonny! Run!

Yesterday’s announcement that The Pub Landlord is to stand as a candidate in the General Election in South Thanet, wherever that might be, was satire of the highest calibre, worthy of Beyond the Fringe or Private Eye. But it also … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Business, Chris Philp, Coulsdon, Croydon 8/8, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Jon Bigger, Mario Creatura, Purley, Purley Pool, Richard Ottaway MP, Tony Newman, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Croydon streets being paved with gold – or public cash

Next Monday, the council starts work to give the area around East Croydon Station a £5million overhaul. But when all the work is finished, will we be able to say it is money well spent? If the quality of some … Continue reading

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Could Dead Mall Syndrome be coming to a high street here?

“Did you have a good Christmas?” is a question that takes on a different meaning for shop-keepers and retail analysts. STEVEN DOWNES on a shopping trend in America of which Croydon’s Hammersfield developers must be wary Next month will see … Continue reading

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Lies, damned lies and MP Barwell’s economic statistics

ANDREW FISHER highlights factual inexactitudes in the spin of a local MP According to Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell, we should all be worshipping at the altar of George Osborne: the economy is on the up. With spin straight out … Continue reading

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Terry & June, the sequel: His and Her MBEs

As it’s the pantomime season, Inside Croydon is proud to present a special Croydon-themed show, not featuring Gareth Gates and unlikely to be performed at the Fairfield Halls any time soon, but starring Croydon’s First Couple, Dudley and Margaret Mead … Continue reading

Posted in Gavin Barwell MP, Fairfield Halls, Art, Croydon Council, Mike Fisher, Tony Newman, Margaret Mead, Planning, Dudley Mead, URV, Nathan Elvery, Heathfield, Theatre, Whitgift Foundation, London Mozart Players, Bernard Weatherill House, Ashcroft Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

That Was The Year That Was: Readers pick their favourites

Our second bite at a review of the year (also know as “driving traffic with links to previous articles”) hands over the editorial choices to our loyal reader from all parts of our borough, and beyond. We approached a random … 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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That Was The Year That Was: Inside Croydon’s 2014 most read

So what have you been reading on Inside Croydon in 2014? Unlike certain Dorking-based publications, we’re not so self-obsessed as to suggest that this is in any way indicative of the BIG (note the unnecessary use of capitals) stories of … Continue reading

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