Tag Archives: Labour

Tea-time leaflet leaves Easter egg over faces of Waddon Tories

Direct from an election meeting where the most impressive thing was Eddie Izzard’s new glasses, WALTER CRONXITE, our man on Katharine Street with the rolled up copy of the local free paper and an e-cigarette tucked behind his ear, reports … Continue reading

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A Viscount, two Lords and a comedian back Labour’s campaign

Eddie Izzard was out campaigning in Croydon town centre this morning with local Labour leader Tony Newman. Cue jokes from all other political parties about there being more than one comedian in Croydon Labour… It’s unclear whether many of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Boris Johnson, Catriona Ogilvy, Emily Benn, Heathfield, Louisa Woodley, Mayor of London, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Waddon, Wayne Lawlor, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council spends £200,000 on dropped kerbs in flood-risk area

Senior Conservative politicians have ordered Croydon Council staff to cold-call house-holders in a marginal ward to offer to build dropped kerbs with a hefty discount provided on the rates. At the same time that council staff and the emergency services … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Andrew Pelling, Bensham Manor, Clare Hilley, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, Joy Prince, Parking, Phil Thomas, Property, Robert Canning, Simon Hoar, Tony Harris, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Newman struggling to keep team singing from same songsheet

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the public gallery with a Yorkie bar in his pocket and a copy of the local free paper under his arm, analyses the real story behind yesterday’s headlines Divided parties rarely win elections. The tensions … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Addiscombe, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Croydon South, Kenley, New Addington, Raj Rajendran, Waddon, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Tories pick ‘Osland of the Yard’ to stand in Thornton Heath

The Conservatives have announced that they will be fielding a former senior police officer who headed the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation as a candidate in Thornton Heath ward at next month’s Town Hall elections. Croydon’s Tories are so short on … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Broad Green, Coulsdon West, Crime, Croydon North, David Osland, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell MP, Norbury, Selhurst, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood, Waddon, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Scrap council cabinet and councillors’ allowances, says TUC

Croydon’s trade unionists have issued a 10-point challenge to all candidates standing in the local elections next month, and presented their traditional allies in the Labour Party with a significant problem, daring them to oppose outright all further cuts in … Continue reading

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Radio station accused of deceit over inclusion of NF guest

Figures from a range of political parties are accusing Croydon Radio of deceiving them over the inclusion of local fascist Tony Martin in an “election special” aired last night. Andrew Pelling, the former Croydon MP who presented a midweek show … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Andrew Pelling, Croham, Croydon Radio, Local media, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Residents appear helpless to halt the ‘Curse of Coulsdon’

Ignored and unheeded, the residents of Coulsdon appear to have few options in their opposition to aspects of the Cane Hill housing development, writes ANDREW PELLING None of the Conservative party’s six Coulsdon councillors attended Friday’s Community Centre meeting, which … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Cane Hill, Chris Wright, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Council, David Osland, Gavin Barwell MP, Ian Parker, Jeet Bains, Justin Cromie, Planning, Terry Lenton, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Coulsdon was sentenced to be crucified last night’

There was a mixture of dismay and outright anger among Coulsdon residents after last night’s strategic (ha!) planning meeting at the Town Hall saw six Tory councillors vote through the planning applications for Barratt to build 677 houses on the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Cane Hill, Chris Wright, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Environment, Housing, Jason Perry, Mayor of London, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Parking, Planning, Property, Richard Ottaway MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Councillors get two months off to work out what they stand for

WALTER CONXITE, our man with a dog-eared copy of the local free paper and a part-eaten Yorkie bar, offers his pre-Grand National pin-stickers’ guide to the likely outcome of May’s local elections Croydon’s councillors, all 70 of them who between … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Mike Fisher, New Addington, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Croham NF candidate dropped from election broadcast

Croydon Radio was forced into an embarrassing U-turn yesterday, as it withdrew its invitation to Tony Martin, Croydon’s representative of the fascist far-right, to appear on its endurance test of a four-hour “election special” planned for Sunday. Tony Martin – … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Croham, Croydon Council, Croydon Radio, Local media, Maria Gatland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

What Barwell fails to tell you and the myths of Council Tax

This is the level of political “frankness” we can expect in the coming weeks. Tim Donovan, BBC London’s political editor, asked his studio guest on Sunday whether he was “worried” by UKIP in Croydon. “Yes and no,” came the reply … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Council Tax, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Council allowances and local politicians’ secret consensus

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There’s one cut-back our Town Hall politicians won’t make, writes STEVEN DOWNES Here’s a proposal you will not find in any party’s local election manifesto – if Croydon’s Tories ever get round to publishing a statement of policies … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Ian Parker, London Assembly, Mike Fisher, Steve O'Connell, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Incinerator represents complete betrayal by Tory council

TONY NEWMAN, the leader of the Labour group on Croydon Council, says that the upcoming local elections is the opportunity for residents to put the record straight on the Beddington Lane incinerator The betrayal of Croydon Tories in pushing ahead … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Environment, Planning, Refuse collection, Tony Newman, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Council leader Fisher commits to paying for Cane Hill road

The fix is in. Cane Hill, the 677-home yuppie housing estate which Barratt will be building on the site of the former asylum near Coulsdon will get its additional access road, according to a promise made by Mike Fisher, the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Cane Hill, Chris Philp, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Mike Fisher, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Planning, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve O'Connell, Terry Lenton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments