Tag Archives: Liberal Democrats

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 Local media, Tony Newman, Andrew Pelling, Croham, Croydon Radio, 2014 council elections | 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

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

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

We’ll make campaigners pay says Sutton Council leader

Sutton Council is prepared to spend tens of thousands of pounds of public money to fight a legal battle against a campaign by residents from across south London who want to stop the building of a waste incinerator at Beddington … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Greens, Environment, London-wide issues, Planning, Shasha Khan, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sutton’s LibDem MPs face election defeat, says pundit

The LibDems in Sutton could be facing a Bluewash at the 2015 General Election, and may lose both the borough’s MPs, the “charismatically challenged” Tom Brake, the deputy leader of the House in the ConDem Government, and the former health minister … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Outside Croydon, Paul Burstow MP, Sarah Jones, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Urgent action called for to resolve Cane Hill planning issues

Coulsdon’s LibDems have called on Croydon council leader Mike Fisher to take urgent action over what they call “ill-thought-out plans” for the development of Cane Hill and Lion Green car park. In the letter from Gill Hickson, the chair of … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Boris Johnson, Cane Hill, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon Council, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Mike Fisher, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Planning, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bigger plans to bring anarchy to Coulsdon and Purley

Class War is coming to Croydon. One of the nation’s smaller political parties has decided to put up a candidate in Croydon South for the 2015 General Election. Here, self-professed anarchist JON BIGGER explains why he wants your votes We … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Croydon South, Jon Bigger, Richard Ottaway MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Stop the Incinerator Campaign stages fund-raiser: Feb 24

The Stop the Incinerator Campaign is staging a fund-raising Quiz Night on February 24, with all money raised going towards the costs of paying for a Judicial Review of Sutton Council’s decision to allow a waste incinerator to be built … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Croydon’s £40m Council Tax arrears make headlines again

Croydon’s Conservative-run council’s failure to collect more than £40 million-worth of Council Tax made it on to the pages of the Daily Wail and The Stun at the weekend, something which, with local elections coming, will have done nothing for … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Whoops! Tories fail to field candidate in local election

Odd goings ons in Oxted, across the boundary from Croydon in Surrey. There is a by-election happening in Oxted South today, for a parish councillor. But in this heartland of true blue Conservative stockbroker belt, there’s no Tory candidate. In … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Outside Croydon, Surrey | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Baronetcy true blue blood comes to Labour’s aid in Sutton

Croydon, twinned with Arnhem in the Netherlands, has strong attachments with the Parachute Regiment. This may explain why political candidates of all parties are so readily parachuted into the area so often. But now the heir presumptive to the 14th baronetcy … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Local media, Outside Croydon, Sarah Jones, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Labour select councillor from Kent to stand in Croham

Croydon Labour’s selection process for candidates to stand in next May’s local elections has stumbled into another potential controversy, after Chris Clark was chosen to stand in Croham ward in 2014. Clark is currently a councillor in Ashford in Kent, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Croham, Jason Perry, Maria Gatland, Michael Neal | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Video: How LibDem changed his “mind” on incinerator

Our thanks to Dave Pettener, of the Stop the Incinerator Campaign, for his latest piece of digital craftwork. Taking the audio feed from the Sutton Council planning meeting in the summer when key councillors went back on their previous positions … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Croydon Greens, Environment, Planning, Refuse collection, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment