Tag Archives: Gavin Barwell

Ending office-to-flats won’t harm market, SHW director says

A director of the Croydon estate agency which manages the Whitgift Foundation’s vast portfolio of properties in the borough has told Inside Croydon that the council’s move to end permitted development – the planning device which allows the owners of … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Planning, Property, Stiles Harold Williams, Taberner House, Vidhi Mohan, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ottaway milked MPs’ pay system for £250,000 last year

Conservative MP Richard Ottaway has hit the parliamentary jackpot again. According to the latest official figures from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, or IPSA, in the financial year to May 2014, Tricky Dicky cost the taxpayer the grand total of: … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Oh Phlip! Philp gets the name of fellow Tory candidate wrong

It was Mario Creatura, who has risen from desperate wannabe politician to become an MP’s gobby fac totum and a councillor for one of the safest Tory wards in the borough, who infamously said of Croydon North’s parliamentary constituency that … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp, Croydon North, Croydon South, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Steve Reed MP, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council’s education spokeswoman joins Letts on Whitgift board

An overwhelming 81 per cent of respondents in Inside Croydon’s latest online poll believe that veteran Labour councillor Tony Letts should resign her position on the board of governors of the Whitgift Foundation to avoid conflicts of interest in her … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alisa Flemming, Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Education, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell MP, Margaret Mead, Old Palace, Property, Sarah Jones, Schools, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Trinity School, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation, Whitgift School | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Exclusive: John Loony wins Tory election (sort of). At last

After a political career that started in failure (to misquote Enoch Powell), John Cartwright has at last won a public vote. Cartwright, after spending 20 years contesting every possible election in Croydon as John Loony, the Official Monster Raving Loony … Continue reading

Posted in Croham, Dudley Mead, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Heathfield, Helen Pollard, Maria Gatland, Mike Fisher, Phil Thomas, Riesco Collection, Sanderstead, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

#WadGate: Labour announces inquiry into Tory leader’s cash

Tony Newman, the Labour Leader of Croydon Council, this morning pushed himself front and centre of a campaign to hound his predecessor Mike Fisher out of public office, when he took the credit for announcing an “independent” inquiry into how … Continue reading

Posted in Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, Steve Hollands, Steve O'Connell, URV, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

#WadGate: The questions that Barwell has failed to answer

STEVEN DOWNES, editor of Inside Croydon, on how a local MP has been working furiously to save his own political skin So, the Tory narrative on #WadGate has been set. “It’s all Mike Fisher’s fault. He is terribly sorry. And … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell MP, Julie Belvir, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, Sara Bashford, Shirley, Simon Hoar, Steve Hollands, Steve O'Connell, Tim Pollard, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

#WadGate: O’Connell and Mohan join Fisher’s Infamous Five

Mike Fisher was not alone among Croydon’s senior Conservative councillors in looking at claiming an increase in his allowances. And at the front of the queue for a bigger hand-out at the expense of Council Tax-payers was Steve O’Connell, the … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Fairfield, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Mike Fisher, Shirley, Simon Hoar, Steve Hollands, Steve O'Connell, Vidhi Mohan, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

#WadGate: Fisher is forced to resign as Croydon’s Tory leader

Mike Fisher, for eight years the leader of Croydon Council, was forced to quit as the head of the Tories at the Town Hall on Friday night, less than 72 hours after he was exposed as having secretly claimed an … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Andrew Pelling, Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, David Osland, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell MP, Mike Fisher, Shirley, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

New job for former top cop Osland in Croydon Tories’ coup

Some within the Croydon Tories are attempting a coup to sack the local Conservative Federation’s chairman and replace him with the controversial retired senior policeman who was criticised in the inquiry into the brutal death of Stephen Lawrence. According to … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Ashburton, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, David Osland, Gavin Barwell MP, Ian Parker, Mario Creatura, Mike Fisher | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

#WadGate the Movie. Or Mike Fisher: My Part In His Downfall

@ArfurZTowcrate clearly has too few followers on Twitter. This piece of (albeit derivative) brilliance deserves a much wider audience. Do read the sub-titles…

Posted in Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Mike Fisher | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

#WadGate latest: Fisher’s deputies put pressure on him to go

WALTER CRONXITE reports on how the Town Hall allowances scandal does not reflect well on councillors of either of the political parties Say what you like about George Galloway (keep it polite, please), but he does have one phrase which … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell MP, Mike Fisher, Sara Bashford, Shirley, Steve Reed MP, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cabinet member maintains her seat on Whitgift governors

After more than three months in office, Toni Letts, the senior Labour councillor who is the cabinet member for the key portfolio of economic development, continues to fail to publish on the her profile page on the council’s official website … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Planning, Property, Selhurst, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

“Farage is right” says Coulsdon councillor and Tory MP’s gofer

A leading member of the Conservative party in Croydon, and the Westminster assistant to a Tory MP in a marginal seat with a significant Muslim population, has backed UKIP’s Nigel Farage. Mario Creatura, who is paid up to £33,000 per … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Croham, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Maria Gatland, Mario Creatura | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Vote early, vote often: How voter registration may not work

The new voter registration system could disenfranchise thousands of people across Croydon, and may help the Conservatives regain control of the Town Hall or assist gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell to cling on to his position as an MP next year. That’s … Continue reading

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