Tag Archives: Liberal Democrats

The Dirty Dozen: Beddington’s Extra High Emission Zone

It was reported yesterday that twice as many Londoners – around 9,500 – are dying every year as a direct result of the city’s air pollution than was previously estimated. Undaunted, Croydon’s neighbouring borough, Sutton, is bulldozing through with plans … Continue reading

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Plane nonsense is choking Croydon, one toxic gasp at a time

CROYDON COMMENTARY: In the week when the Airport Commission is expected to deliver its verdict on runway expansion – Heathrow or Gatwick – PETER UNDERWOOD expresses his concern at the uncritical outlook of our local politicians One of Chris Philps’ … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Duppas Hill Park, Environment, Peter Underwood, Sarah Jones, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Happy hooker looking for volunteers to take to the stage

The Hollywood movie can’t be very far away. First there was the acclaimed book – My Life as a Hooker – by locally based campaign organiser Steven Gauge. A one-man show followed, and now there’s to be a West End … Continue reading

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Hopes go up in smoke as LibDems hold Sutton council seat

Last week’s Sutton Council by-election result was bad news for Labour and worse news for any campaigns to halt the incinerator at Beddington Lane, reports WALTER CRONXITE Candidates who oppose the Beddington Lane incinerator won 55.9 per cent of the … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Ashburton, Environment, London Assembly, Nick Mattey, Outside Croydon, Paul Burstow MP, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

£1bn incinerator deal and £275,000 “gift” back in the spotlight

The Beddington Lane incinerator site, on Croydon’s borough boundary – and the £275,000 “gift” from incinerator operators Viridor to a church much-used by Sutton LibDems – is high on the agenda this week, as Sutton Council stages a ward by-election. … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon Guardian, Environment, Health, London-wide issues, Nick Mattey, Planning, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LibDem’s visit to Sutton is a case of Lamb to the incinerator

Norman Lamb, the full-time Paul O’Grady impersonator and some time MP for North Norfolk, is visiting Wallington today to recruit Tom Brake’s support and so ensure that he will have the backing of at least one-quarter of the Liberal Democrat’s … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Health, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Barwell clings on to turn the tide for the Tories in Croydon

To borrow a phrase from that giant among Croydon residents, Ronnie Corbett: “And finally…”. WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the public gallery with a Yorkie bar and a copy of Computer Weekly, offers his analysis of the local state of … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, 2016 London elections, 2018 council elections, Ashburton, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Purley Pool, Purley Way, Sarah Jones, Selsdon & Ballards, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council, Tony Newman, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Sarah Jones: ‘We’ll come back fighting for people of Croydon’

Sarah Jones has pledged to “come back even stronger next time”, after losing out on her bid to win the Croydon Central seat from Gavin Barwell by just 165 votes in the General Election on Thursday. Jones polled 5,900 votes … Continue reading

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Blaming the polls when something else didn’t add up

It appears that this was the election where it wasn’t only UKIP blaming the Poles… or the polls. JOHN BRAGGINS explains why he should have trusted the numbers First an apology: my job was to look at the polls and … Continue reading

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Britain is left a divided nation, Croydon a polarised borough

WALTER CRONXITE pokes through the wreckage left by the 2015 General Election in Croydon, London and the country Balls. Metaphorically, and as far as the former shadow chancellor is concerned, physically. Politically, Croydon today is more polarised than at any … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Business, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Peter Staveley, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

VOTE 2015: Live coverage of Croydon’s General Election

We will be reporting live through the night on the General Election results in Croydon – North, South and Central – London and across the country. We encourage you to send us your comments by email and Twitter. Croydon’s counts … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Esther Sutton, Gavin Barwell MP, Gill Hickson, Jon Bigger, Kathleen Garner, Nathan Elvery, Peter Staveley, Peter Underwood, Sarah Jones, Shasha Khan, Steve Reed MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Croydon faces a long night of election counts and re-counts

After the longest election campaign in British history, with millions spent on red, blue and purple posters, it’s still too close to call. Nationally and, as WALTER CRONXITE reports, here in Croydon’s very own marginal battleground seat Pay your money, … Continue reading

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Taxing questions on business for Philp the parachutist

Whatever the outcome, tomorrow’s General Election will be an historic one in Croydon South, where for the first time in 23 years, its MP will not be Richard Ottaway. And good riddance, we can sense many muttering – including many … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Business, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Croydon South, Gill Hickson, Jon Bigger, Kathleen Garner, Peter Underwood, Richard Ottaway MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

An election where politicians speak to voters? That’s new

JACK VAN DAM and JOHN SHIVELY are politics students from America. They arrived in Croydon last week keen to see a British election in action. This is what they found On Friday, we walked out of the busy East Croydon … Continue reading

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Russell Brand casts media campaign into a new light. Maybe

On the eve of the General Election, JOHN BRAGGINS finds the polls are not offering much insight on the result, the bookies are hoping to hedge their bets on their favourite, and UKIP is employing eastern Europeans. So no change … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Gill Hickson, Kathleen Garner, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Carshalton candidates gang up on Brake over incinerator

If Tom “Thanks very much for the £275,000 gift to a local church” Brake doesn’t manage to hang on to his Carshalton and Wallington parliamentary seat in the General Election on Thursday, then whoever replaces him as MP seems likely … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Business, Croydon Greens, Environment, Nick Mattey, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pregnant expectation over strange figures for the LibDems

Royal babies, dead cats, Dan Hodges (again), and troubling outlying polls. Will any make any difference to the way we vote? JOHN BRAGGINS flags up a startling inconsistency in the latest Ashcroft poll of Croydon Central In the way that … Continue reading

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Bogus Barwell shows his true colours as millionaires’ mate

Who do you want your MP to represent after being elected on Thursday? Do you want them to go to Westminster to represent you? Or do you want them to provide more support for multi-million pound property speculators? STEVEN DOWNES, … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Business, CPO, Croydon Central, Eddy Arram, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, John Burton, Mayor of London, Planning, Sarah Jones, Stiles Harold Williams, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Secretive incinerator scheme is a bad deal, say Sutton Tories

There are other Sutton LibDem councillors who, like Nick Mattey, believe that there are serious flaws in the secretive £1 billion scheme to build an industrial incinerator at Beddington Lane, according to Tim Crowley, the leader of the opposition Conservative … Continue reading

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Blukip strategy is paying off as Barwell takes 4% poll lead

And then, at the last, like the US cavalry riding over the hill to the rescue, Gavin Barwell’s old boss, Lord Cashcroft, pulls out a poll to say that the Tories will hold Croydon Central. Ashcroft published the results of … Continue reading

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