Tag Archives: Liberal Democrats

Newman takes his group off to Brighton, paid via the rates

If you live in one of the Labour-held wards in Croydon, you probably didn’t have an opportunity to meet your publicly funded councillor at a residents’ surgery this weekend. You definitely would not have seen council leader Tony Newman standing … Continue reading

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Jobs, homes and wages: Questions still to be answered

A Croydon-based economics commentator has issued a coruscating critique of the conference speech given in Manchester this week by Labour leader Ed Miliband, just months before his party faces an election which, if they win, will make him Prime Minister. … Continue reading

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Punch-drunk Tories struggling to get up off the canvas

WALTER CRONXITE has put down his copy of Boxing News to assess the ringcraft of Croydon’s defeated Tories as they warm up for their next big bout Like a boxer who has taken one heavy blow to the chin too many, … Continue reading

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Croydon’s political weather suggests Town Hall climate change

VOTE 2014: Newly elected Waddon councillor ANDREW PELLING provides his analysis of how the council elections were won, and lost Political pundits sometimes belittle council elections as being just barometers for the national standings of political parties. They see Town … Continue reading

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Council publishes ‘unofficial’ election results with errors

VOTE 2014: Five days after the local elections, and Croydon Council is still showing “unofficial” and inaccurate election results on its official website. It is not clear when the finalised, and corrected, election results will be posted on the council’s … Continue reading

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Ten things we have learned from the 2014 Town Hall elections

So the results are in. And a thoroughly fascinating few weeks we have had in Croydon leading up to yesterday’s local elections. Croydon has no UKIP councillors, or councillors from any party other than Labour or the Conservatives. The LibDems … Continue reading

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Labour poised to take control of council as Tories blame UKIP

We will be reporting live through the night on the local election results in Croydon, and we welcome your comments by email and Twitter. Keep checking back every 30min or so for updates and additions – latest news will be … Continue reading

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You can make today’s Croydon Council elections all about trust

STEVEN DOWNES, editor of Inside Croydon, winds up the pre-election coverage on what all parties agree is a vitally important day for the borough This is the £1 billion local election. As if eyeing a prize dangling at the end … Continue reading

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Newman offers ambition for a fairer future for Croydon

VOTE 2014: The leader of Croydon’s Labour group, TONY NEWMAN, says that the time has come for a new council that no longer takes the borough’s people for granted Croydon goes to the polls tomorrow. As the leader of the … Continue reading

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Putting a roof over people’s heads ought to cap any policy

For the final piece comparing the policies of the parties ahead of the local elections tomorrow, WALTER CRONXITE has been window shopping around Croydon’s estate agents  Issue No4: HOUSING THE ISSUE: It was the steaming turd he left on his … Continue reading

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Social justice and strong principles are Green way, says Khan

VOTE 2014: The Green Party has never had a councillor in Croydon. Here, their local co-chair SHASHA KHAN offers his party line about why they deserve your vote in tomorrow’s Town Hall elections If you are reading this article then … Continue reading

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We’ve cut Council Tax and cut waste, claims Tory leader Fisher

VOTE 2014: After eight years of running Croydon Council, the leader of the Conservative group, MIKE FISHER, the man who approved the building of a £140 million council headquarters building, calls for your support in tomorrow’s local elections by claiming … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Council Tax, Mike Fisher, Schools, Shirley, Taberner House, URV, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Thornton Heath anti-cuts candidate offers a difference

VOTE 2014: Among the less well-known groups fielding candidates in tomorrow’s local elections is TUSC, the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition. Here GLEN HART, their candidate in Thornton Heath, outlines why he thinks he deserves people’s votes I believe that … Continue reading

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More murders and rapes in what Tories say is “safer borough”

Evening all. WALTER CRONXITE points his flashing blue light at another of the major issues for voters to consider before Thursday’s local elections Issue No3: CRIME THE ISSUE: Unanimity among the political parties on crime: they’re all agin it. Crime … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Crime, Croydon 8/8, David Musker, Family Justice Centre, Knife crime, Lives Not Knives, London-wide issues, Policing, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

UKIP’s campaigning for a return of council common sense

VOTE 2014: The polls in the local elections open on Thursday morning. Inside Croydon invited leading figures of the local political parties to outline why our loyal reader should consider voting for them. PETER STAVELEY makes the case for UKIP … Continue reading

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