Tag Archives: Liberal Democrats

Latest polls point to Tories praying for rain in Croydon Central

WALTER CRONXITE has got his abacus out again to examine the implications of London-wide polling results Friday’s YouGov poll for the Evening Boris, dedicated just to London voters, gives a chance to provide another analysis on where the marginal Croydon … Continue reading

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Play your part in the second Croydon Assembly, June 6

ANDREW FISHER on an important discussion coming to Ruskin House Last November, more than 100 attended the first Croydon Assembly – a community initiative that brought together trade unionists, community campaigners and other residents to discuss how we can influence … Continue reading

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Labour leads in London and offers new role for Scots Nats

JOHN BRAGGINS scrolls through the polls, so that you don’t have to. Apparently, we’re bored with debate about Scotland, and Labour are to win most of London’s marginal seats After Thursday’s, polls things seem to have settled down with Populus … Continue reading

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With Tories losing the ‘ground war’, here comes Murdoch

Things have not been going well for the Conservative election campaign in marginal seats such as Croydon Central. As we enter the final fortnight before polling day, JOHN BRAGGINS says we should expect Rupert Murdoch’s news organisation to intervene The … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dear Croydon Labour: It’s time for you to act on incinerator

The issue of the Beddington Lane incinerator spreads, like the toxic emissions likely to be emitted from the proposed plant’s 300-foot-high chimneys, right across south London, and into Croydon. Here is an open letter to “Clean and Green” Stuart Collins, … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, Planning, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Environment secretary Davey helps Brake dine out with Viridor

More evidence has emerged of ties between incinerator operators Viridor and senior members of the Liberal Democrats in Sutton, including Tom Brake, until last month the deputy Leader of the House in the ConDem coalition. At least three executives from … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Broad Green, Business, Croydon Greens, Environment, Nick Mattey, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ex-councillor claims coercion over £1bn incinerator decision

Serious doubts have been expressed over the fairness – or lack of it – of Sutton Council’s planning process for the Beddington Lane incinerator, after a former councillor and member of the committee that granted permission for the waste incineration … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Environment, Nick Mattey, Paul Burstow MP, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stephen Fenwick, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dear LibDems: I remain a liberal, a democrat and a councillor

Sutton LibDems’ suspension of Councillor Nick Mattey could have a damaging impact on the General Election campaign in their parliamentary constituencies, reports WALTER CRONXITE Tom Brake’s efforts to be re-elected as MP for Carshalton and Wallington, the seat he has … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Business, Church and religions, Environment, Nick Mattey, Paul Burstow MP, Refuse collection, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tom Brake link to church donation from incinerator company

It has suddenly got very heated in Sutton over the Beddington Lane incinerator. The Liberal Democrats, who control Sutton Council, have today suspended one of their councillors, Nick Mattey, after he dared question their plans to allow incinerator operators Viridor … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Croydon Guardian, Environment, Health, London-wide issues, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stephen Fenwick, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Federation of Small Businesses election hustings, Fri Apr 17

The Federation of Small Businesses will be holding a Croydon Central hustings at the Croydon Park Hotel, 7 Altyre, Croydon, CR9 5AA (ample parking), from 6pm on Friday, April 17. Businesses are invited to question local parliamentary candidates, hear what … Continue reading

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Croydon South election hustings, Croydon High, Apr 28

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gill Hickson, Kathleen Garner | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

LibDems accused of bullying blind woman at Clegg rally

Yesterday’s back-firing LibDem rally outside St Helier Hospital has prompted further controversy over allegations that supporters of Nick Clegg acted in an intimidating and bullying manner towards the protestors, including a blind woman. Emily Brothers is Labour’s candidate for Sutton … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg feels the heat from anti-incinerator protestors

Nick Clegg, soon to be the ex-Deputy Prime Minister and possibly also soon-to-be an ex-MP and ex-leader of the Liberal Democrats, was forced to abandon a carefully stage-managed photo-op outside St Helier Hospital in Sutton this afternoon, when protestors from … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Environment, Health, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, St Helier Hospital, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Benn launches her election campaign. Not that you’d notice

STEVEN DOWNES on the non-existent General Election campaign across most of south London Yesterday evening, I made one of my occasional appearances on a recording of Metroknobbers, the south London hyperlocal podcast organised by Jason Cobb, who writes on matters … Continue reading

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Hustings offer Croydon chance to put candidates on the spot

As we have already highlighted, some election hustings are more equal than others. But the next month does provide Croydon residents with a number of opportunities to question their elected representatives of the past five years, or to try to … Continue reading

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Election candidate ‘insulted’ by exclusion from hustings

This week’s televised General Election debate with seven party leaders could never have happened in Croydon if left to one local group, who have patronisingly decided that a hustings with more than three candidates would take too long and be … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon North, Shasha Khan, Steve Reed MP, Vidhi Mohan, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Coulsdon residents elect UKIP figure as new chairman

The Old Coulsdon Residents’ Association has elected a controversial figure from UKIP as its new chairman. Janet Stollery was elected as chair at OCRA’s annual meeting on Wednesday night. Last month, Stollery, together with two other UKIP members, caused disgust … Continue reading

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Croydon Central candidates agree hustings for Apr 23

Prime Minister David Cameron may well be “frit” of appearing in televised election debates, but in Croydon, and Croydon Central in particular, there promises to be no shortage of hustings meetings with candidates before May 7. The first to confirm … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Esther Sutton, Gavin Barwell MP, Peter Staveley, Sarah Jones, South Croydon Community Association | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Barwell starts to close the gap on Jones in Croydon Central

Parliament will be dissolved in three weeks’ time, with the polls suggesting the borough’s one battleground seat, Croydon Central, will be a tighter contest than was previously predicted, reports WALTER CRONXITE The result of the Selhurst ward by-election last week … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Andrew Pelling, Ashburton, Croydon Central, David Wood, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura, Purley Pool, Sarah Jones, Selhurst, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Incinerator deal could collapse as Viridor get greedy

There has been an extraordinary development in the saga of the Beddington Lane incinerator, with the Sutton Guardian newspaper reporting that the £1 billion local authority contract is under threat because developers Viridor want the incinerator to be bigger, busier, … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments