Tag Archives: Liberal Democrat

Labour uses shock tactics at Carshalton Environmental Fair

The Labour party in Carshalton and Wallington courted controversy on Monday at the Carshalton Environmental Fair by wearing face masks and industrial suits to protest against the decision by the local council to grant planning permission to the Beddington Lane … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Clare Hilley, Croydon Greens, Environment, Mayor of London, Planning, Simon Hoar, Sutton Council, Tony Harris, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

UKIP results are “poison” to Conservatives in Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: If UKIP can gain Godstone in neighbouring Surrey, then what damage might they do to the Tories in Coulsdon or Purley, especially when 2014’s Town Hall elections are held along with European ballots? ANDREW PELLING has been crunching … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Coulsdon East, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, New Addington, Outside Croydon, Purley, Sanderstead, Selsdon & Ballards, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Boundary change vote leaves Barwell with nowhere to hide

The resounding 292 to 334 defeat of the Conservative-led Government in the House of Commons tonight, with the LibDems breaking their coalition to vote with Labour and others against proposed boundary changes to parliamentary seats, will have a significant impact … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sutton’s Tories in meltdown as they face “yellow wash”

The Liberal Democrats defied all national trends and their party’s unpopular part in the ConDem coalition to hold Stonecot ward with a 7.7 per cent swing from the Conservatives in last Thursday’s Sutton Council by-election. If repeated in the 2014 … Continue reading

Posted in Lester Holloway, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Outside Croydon, Paul Burstow MP, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Election questions: Marisha Ray, Liberal Democrats

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, Boris Johnson, Croydon North, CSEP, Education, Health, Housing, Libraries, London Road Traders Association, Marisha Ray, Mayor of London, Paul Burstow MP, St Helier Hospital, Tom Brake MP, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

East is East for Barwell after boundary changes change

As former MP ANDREW PELLING observes, the revised proposals for the parliamentary constituencies in Croydon and Sutton suggest that in this part of south London, at least, the LibDems have driven a hard bargain The Boundary Commission’s latest proposals have … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Coulsdon, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, London-wide issues, Paul Burstow MP, Richard Ottaway MP, Selhurst, Selsdon & Ballards, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Clegg praises Reeves as “an inspiration to a generation”

In his keynote speech to his Liberal Democrats’ annual conference, Nick Clegg spoke with generous praise for Maurice Reeves, the senior member of the family-run Reeves furniture business in Croydon which was nearly destroyed by fire during the 8/8 riots … Continue reading

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Lording over democracy: what reforms we really need

Our report from the House of Commons on the Lords Reform debate produced several insightful comments from Inside Croydon readers. Reform of the second chamber may not be the most important matter facing the government, but it is significant because … Continue reading

Posted in Gavin Barwell MP, Inside Croydon, London-wide issues, Outside Croydon, Paul Burstow MP, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Labour targets tough-nut Croydon for 2014 borough elections

Tony Newman, the leader of the Labour opposition at Croydon Town Hall, was clearly enthused yesterday when he reported the positive response from his party’s members seeking to be candidates at the next borough elections in 2014. As many as … Continue reading

Posted in Ashburton, Boris Johnson, Croydon Council, Jon Rouse, Mayor of London, Mike Fisher, New Addington, Simon Hoar, Tony Newman, Tony Pearson, URV, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Barwell fails to whip up support for unpopular Lords reform

Former MP ANDREW PELLING on how our local MPs chose to vote on the controversial Lords Reform Bill last night No gumption in evidence last night from four of our local MPs in resisting the flawed options for reform of … Continue reading

Posted in Gavin Barwell MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Richard Ottaway MP, Malcolm Wicks MP, Education, Schools, Tom Brake MP, Trinity School, Paul Burstow MP, Old Palace, Archbishop Tenison's, Coloma | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Sutton councillor calls for “all-out war” on the Tories

Croydon politics may be a red-blue duopoly but next door in Sutton, the LibDems have just completed 25 years in charge. Here, Sutton councillor LESTER HOLLOWAY outlines his progressive approach to the national government coalition and the 2014 local elections … Continue reading

Posted in Lester Holloway, London-wide issues, Outside Croydon, Sutton Council | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Brunswick Park, bloggers and the lessons of the Barnet Spring

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There was another council election defeat for the Tories last night that ought to reverberate all the way across London, says ANDREW PELLING “They have not exactly embraced transparency or welcomed being held to account by the borough’s … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Ashburton, Croham, Fairfield, Mike Fisher, New Addington, Outside Croydon, Shirley, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

MP Barwell admits: it’ll be Croydon East for me in 2015

Gavin Barwell, MP for Croydon Central, has declared himself as a candidate for the Conservative nomination for a parliamentary seat that does not exist (yet). Barwell told Inside Croydon that “I will apply for Croydon East”. This is a very … Continue reading

Posted in Croham, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Outside Croydon, Paul Burstow MP, Richard Ottaway MP, Selsdon & Ballards, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Blue-rinsed Sutton shows real reasons for boundary changes

ANDREW PELLING’s expertise as a polling tipster saw him call correctly the outcome of voting in Croydon this month, by a margin of 484 votes out of almost 80,000 cast for Labour and the Tories. So Ladbrokes will be reading … Continue reading

Posted in Abigail Lock, Addiscombe, Andrew Pelling, Ashburton, Broad Green, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croham, Croydon Central, Croydon Greens, Fairfield, Gordon Ross, Heathfield, London Assembly, New Addington, Norbury, Selhurst, South Norwood, Steve O'Connell, Tom Brake MP, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ward by ward: How Croydon voted on May 3

The full breakdown of voting results from the London Mayoral and Assembly elections on May 3 are now available through the London Elects website (you need to scroll well down the page for the link to the ward scores). But … Continue reading

Posted in Abigail Lock, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Broad Green, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croham, Fairfield, Fieldway, Heathfield, Kenley, London Assembly, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, Norbury, Purley, Sanderstead, Selhurst, Selsdon & Ballards, Shirley, South Norwood, Steve O'Connell, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments