Tag Archives: Labour

Latest polls point to Tories praying for rain in Croydon Central

WALTER CRONXITE has got his abacus out again to examine the implications of London-wide polling results Friday’s YouGov poll for the Evening Boris, dedicated just to London voters, gives a chance to provide another analysis on where the marginal Croydon … Continue reading

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Play your part in the second Croydon Assembly, June 6

ANDREW FISHER on an important discussion coming to Ruskin House Last November, more than 100 attended the first Croydon Assembly – a community initiative that brought together trade unionists, community campaigners and other residents to discuss how we can influence … Continue reading

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Cameron hammers home why Croydon Tories can’t be trusted

Was this morning in Croydon the point where David Cameron finally, fully, exposed himself for being full of the Bullingdon bogusness as the majority of the country has suspected for a decade? Because only a 9-carat Old Etonian bullshitter would … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Labour leads in London and offers new role for Scots Nats

JOHN BRAGGINS scrolls through the polls, so that you don’t have to. Apparently, we’re bored with debate about Scotland, and Labour are to win most of London’s marginal seats After Thursday’s, polls things seem to have settled down with Populus … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Sarah Jones | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

With Tories losing the ‘ground war’, here comes Murdoch

Things have not been going well for the Conservative election campaign in marginal seats such as Croydon Central. As we enter the final fortnight before polling day, JOHN BRAGGINS says we should expect Rupert Murdoch’s news organisation to intervene The … Continue reading

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

Jones gets A* as Barwell is forced to brush up on grammars

After a sly fag behind the bike sheds, WALTER CRONXITE has emerged to report back on last night’s rigorous oral exam at the Croydon Central education hustings HAS GAV GIVEN UP (Part 94)?: Tory Gavin Barwell is against the residents … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Education, Gavin Barwell MP, Sarah Jones, Schools, St Andrew's | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Dear Croydon Labour: It’s time for you to act on incinerator

The issue of the Beddington Lane incinerator spreads, like the toxic emissions likely to be emitted from the proposed plant’s 300-foot-high chimneys, right across south London, and into Croydon. Here is an open letter to “Clean and Green” Stuart Collins, … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, Planning, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Duppas Hill Park looks set to make way for new Bee road

The world of unreality that is inhabited by Croydon’s Labour-run council was evident once again in a report to Monday’s council meeting from Kathy Bee, the cabinet member in charge of the borough’s transport. It was just like 1984 all … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Andrew Pelling, Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Kathy Bee, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Purley Way, Transport, Waddon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon Labour candidate is caught on the fiddle (sort of)

Inside Croydon has discovered another politician on the fiddle. The Hon Emily Benn, Labour’s candidate in Croydon South, is playing her violin in a “campaign concert” this Sunday, April 26, presumably hoping to make sweet music for potential voters as … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Activities, Chris Philp, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Fairfield Halls, London Mozart Players, Music, Tony Newman, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

South Norwood councillor Lawlor picked as deputy mayor

Councillor Wayne Lawlor has been selected to be Croydon’s next deputy mayor. A Labour councillor for South Norwood ward, Lawlor, aged 38, succeeds Patricia Hay-Justice, who after one year as deputy will step up to be Croydon Mayor for 2015 … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Selsdon & Ballards, South Norwood, Tony Newman, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Federation of Small Businesses election hustings, Fri Apr 17

The Federation of Small Businesses will be holding a Croydon Central hustings at the Croydon Park Hotel, 7 Altyre, Croydon, CR9 5AA (ample parking), from 6pm on Friday, April 17. Businesses are invited to question local parliamentary candidates, hear what … Continue reading

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Croydon South election hustings, Croydon High, Apr 28

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gill Hickson, Kathleen Garner | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Benn launches her election campaign. Not that you’d notice

STEVEN DOWNES on the non-existent General Election campaign across most of south London Yesterday evening, I made one of my occasional appearances on a recording of Metroknobbers, the south London hyperlocal podcast organised by Jason Cobb, who writes on matters … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Emily Benn, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Council planners powerless to halt bookies or pub closures

Among the many deceits of the last government was its supposed policy of “localism”. Under Conservative communities minister “Big Eric” Pickles, it was nothing of the sort. Local councils have been stripped of so many of their powers over the … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Environment, Housing, Planning, Property, Pubs, Refuse collection, Schools, South Norwood, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon election candidates undergo moving experiences

Someone recently posed the question: “Is Croydon boring?” There’s only one answer to that as far as the General Election candidates for the borough’s three constituencies are concerned. Two too safe seats, one marginal, and not a single colourful candidate … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell MP, Heathfield, Jon Bigger, Property, Sanderstead, Shirley, Steve Reed MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Mystery over negative campaigning on the Purley Way

An urgent police investigation is underway in Croydon after there was an outbreak of dirty campaigning ahead of next month’s General Election. The politically inspired graffiti, pictured right, appeared on a blank advertising hoarding at the junction of Croydon Road … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Mike Fisher, Sarah Jones, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Hustings offer Croydon chance to put candidates on the spot

As we have already highlighted, some election hustings are more equal than others. But the next month does provide Croydon residents with a number of opportunities to question their elected representatives of the past five years, or to try to … Continue reading

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Desperate Barwell offers endorsements from his employees

As the General Election campaign enters its final month (thank goodness!), WALTER CRONXITE checks out who is actually supporting the MP for the Whitgift Foundation The thing which is becoming increasingly apparent about Gavin Barwell, the “Don’t Mention the Tories” … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Broad Green, Croydon Central, Eddy Arram, Gavin Barwell MP, South Norwood, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Election candidate ‘insulted’ by exclusion from hustings

This week’s televised General Election debate with seven party leaders could never have happened in Croydon if left to one local group, who have patronisingly decided that a hustings with more than three candidates would take too long and be … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon North, Shasha Khan, Steve Reed MP, Vidhi Mohan, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

£621,000 is price for a flat in Croydon’s Poor Doors scheme

Inside Croydon was banned from yesterday’s “pre-launch” of Vita, the yuppie flats development with Poor Doors being built in Ruskin Square. So these are the pictures, and the pricing details, which Places for People – who are managing the development … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, ECCO, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments