Tag Archives: Ken Livingstone

Come and meet London Mayor Boris. Only 10 quid a time

Who says Inside Croydon doesn’t promote local Tory events? Rhetorical question, to which the answer is the self-serving MP for Croydon Central, Gary Barlow. Look what the Croydon Conservatives sent out to anyone on their email circulation list yesterday, including … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Ian Parker, Mayor of London | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Boris plan wants to bulldoze West Croydon bus station

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Plans announced this week suggest a drastic solution to the issue of bus and tram congestion alongside the soon-to-be £1billion Hammersfield shopping centre – knock down the bus garage. The replacement proposed, says ANDREW PELLING, lacks imagination, proper … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Commuting, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Steve O'Connell, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Has George Galloway lost his Respect for Croydon?

Despite promises made a few months ago of being in south London politics for the long-term, George Galloway’s Respect Party may not being fielding a single candidate in Croydon’s local council elections in May. Lee Jasper, Respect’s candidate in the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, 2014 council elections, Croydon North, Ken Livingstone, Lee Jasper, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How much is your vote worth? Fisher reckons 50p a week

Things must be getting bad for florid-faced Mike Fisher, the Conservative leader of Croydon Council, who this morning announced at a poorly attended media briefing that he is to offer the borough’s residents a £3 million bribe – paid for out … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Boris Johnson, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Dudley Mead, Mayor of London, Mike Fisher, Phil Thomas, Steve O'Connell, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Oi! Could the Town Hall do the Lambeth Walk under Labour?

Croydon’s Labour party looks like adopting a new approach to offer to the electorate ahead of the 2014 local elections. Labour wants to offer “a council run for the town, not the Town Hall”, according to the deputy leader of … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Alison Butler, Boris Johnson, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Lambeth Council, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Livingstone’s having a laugh in Croydon: May 17

It’s a good job Ken Livingstone says he will not seek elected office again, because he would never again be able to refute suggestions that he’s a right comedian after this Friday night in Croydon. The former Mayor of London … Continue reading

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Newman calls on Merton to honour Ken’s incinerator pledge

Tony Newman, the leader of the opposition Labour group on Croydon Council, has called on his counterpart at Merton, Stephen Alambritis, to do the decent thing and get his council to withdraw its approval of the south London incinerator planned … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Greens, Environment, Health, Ken Livingstone, London-wide issues, Outside Croydon, Sutton Council, Tony Newman, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Boris’s latest lies on police and crime figures laid bare

It is a week now since London Mayor Boris Johnson published his police review which confirmed that Croydon, the capital’s most populated borough, is to have all but one of its police stations closed, and this barely 18 months since … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Crime, Croydon 8/8, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Riots Review Panel, Simon Hoar | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Boris takes us for a ride but not by tram to Crystal Palace

Transport for London is about to publish a seven-year investment plan that includes not a penny for the tram extensions promised in the London election campaign earlier this year by Mayor Boris Johnson and Steve O’Connell, the Assembly Member for … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Commuting, Environment, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Purley Way, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council, Tramlink, Transport, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Election questions: Lee Jasper, Respect

The Croydon North by-election is on November 29, and Inside Croydon has put to candidates a set of questions. We will be putting the responses on the record, published without the artifice, interruptions and grandstanding of the usual hustings. We … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Croydon North, Lee Jasper | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

91 police taken off Croydon’s streets claims Miliband

Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour party, visited Croydon this morning and accused the Conservatives of leaving residents at risk by taking 91 police officers off the beat in the borough – all despite the 2011 riots. Miliband is … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Boris Johnson, Croydon North, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

By-election candidate relying on Twitter to reach voters

In an exclusive interview for Croydon Radio to be broadcast on Sunday, one of the candidates for the Croydon North by-election admits that his campaign is relying on social media – Twitter and Facebook primarily – to get his message … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Andrew Pelling, Croydon North, Croydon Radio, Lee Jasper | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What a picture: Reed campaign’s photographic memories

CAMPAIGN CATCH-UP: Another day, another photo-call. Politics, 2012 style, demands that election candidates are high-profile and seen in as many favourable situations as possible. So it is that Steve Reed, the Labour candidate for Croydon North, seems to have posed … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Boris Johnson, Croydon North, Ken Livingstone, Lee Jasper, Mayor of London, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ken’s Croydon visit sees the “two-horse race” run again

Any hopes that Lee Jasper might have had that his former boss, Ken Livingstone, would back his campaign for election to parliament as the Respect candidate in Croydon North look set to be dashed on Wednesday morning. Livingstone, the former … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Croydon North, Ken Livingstone, Lee Jasper, Malcolm Wicks MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jasper calls for better youth employment opportunities

Lee Jasper, the Respect candidate in the Croydon North by-election, has rejected accusations that he is standing to create a racial divide, asserting that, “We’ve not come to whip up racism. No, we’ve come to say we need equal opportunities.” … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Croydon 8/8, Croydon North, Education, Lee Jasper, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Labour selects Reed as candidate for Croydon North

Steve Reed is to be the Labour party candidate for the Croydon North by-election when it is staged later this month. Inside sources suggest that Reed may have won the ballot by as few as three votes from his closest … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Croydon North, Faz Hakim, Lambeth Council, London Assembly, Louisa Woodley, Malcolm Wicks MP, Simon Burgess, Steve Reed MP, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Respect names Lee Jasper as candidate for Croydon North

Respect, the party set up by the controversial George Galloway, yesterday named black activist Lee Jasper as its candidate in the Croydon North by-election, expected to be held on November 29. That date is six months to the day since … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Croydon 8/8, Croydon North, Donald Speakman, Lee Jasper, Malcolm Wicks MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Val Shawcross reported to be on list for Croydon by-election

Val Shawcross, the London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark and Ken Livingstone’s running mate in May’s Mayoral election, heads the list of candidates to stand for Labour in the Croydon North by-election, according to reports this weekend. Although the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Croydon North, Gerry Ryan, London Assembly, Louisa Woodley, Outside Croydon, Thornton Heath, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The end of Allders: a timeline to oblivion

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The decline of Allders is partly a story of Croydon itself. ANDREW PELLING looks at the council’s role in the final days and asks if more could have been done by the Town Hall to save the near-1,000 … Continue reading

Posted in Allders, Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Coulsdon, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Fairfield, History, Ikea, Ken Livingstone, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Mike Fisher, Parking, Policing, Property, Purley, Purley Way, Richard Ottaway MP, Ruskin Square, Surrey Street, Transport, URV, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Altitude 25 looks to off-load unsold flats as short-term lets

A new planning application for the Altitude 25 development at East Croydon, seeking to allow short-term, serviced lets of some of the unsold apartments, has cast further doubts on the council’s grand plans to build a city in the sky. … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Boris Johnson, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Fairfield, IYLO, London Assembly, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment