Tag Archives: Malcolm Wicks

Tories pick councillor who oversaw £12m riot cash to own ward

Croydon Tories have ensured that the 2011 riots will be a live issue at the 2015 General Election after choosing Fairfield councillor Vidhi Mohan as their candidate to stand in Croydon North – the man who, when a cabinet member … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, 8/8: London Road stories, Broad Green, Business, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Malcolm Wicks MP, Steve Reed MP, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Newman’s front-bench team has Collins in charge of clean-up

Tony Newman, the new Leader of Croydon Council, has announced his front-bench team following last Thursday’s Labour local election victory, with a line-up of mainly familiar faces after eight years in opposition. The positions were determined by Newman following a … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Business, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Environment, Gerry Ryan, Jane Avis, Kathy Bee, Louisa Woodley, Planning, Simon Hall, Stuart Collins, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, URV, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

MP’s life story that raises serious questions for the future

DAVID WHITE reviews the posthumous autobiography of Croydon North MP Malcolm Wicks and finds that he carried his decency to the end Malcolm Wicks was a rarity among politicians. The MP for Croydon North-West, later Croydon North, from 1992 until … Continue reading

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Croydon’s “Deep Throat”: Frank Field breaks his silence

Frank Field, the veteran campaigner on social policy, has broken a five-decade omerta over the identity of a government whistle-blower who helped shame a Labour government into honouring its election promise to introduce child benefit. Field’s admission this week explained … Continue reading

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Memories of Malcolm Wicks, MP who gave people a real voice

My Life, the autobiography of the late Croydon North MP, Malcolm Wicks, is published today. Exclusively here, ALISON BUTLER, who managed his constituency office for more than 20 years, writes of how his memory still brings a fond smile Although … Continue reading

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London Road still bypassed by aid, media and politicians

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The area worst-hit by arson and looting on the night of the riots has never been a priority, right from the moment the first petrol bombs were hurled on August 8, 2011, says PATRICK RATNARAJA London Road has … Continue reading

Posted in 8/8: London Road stories, Broad Green, Community associations, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon Tamil Business Forum, Gavin Barwell MP, Jon Rouse, London Road Traders Association, Malcolm Wicks MP, West Croydon Community Forum | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Local leader Newman backs Butler in Central selection race

Labour makes its candidate selection for the Croydon Central parliamentary seat from a four-strong all-woman short-list tomorrow, with a leading figure in the party locally warning that they face “one of the toughest of political battles ever”. According to Inside … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Catriona Ogilvy, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Louisa Woodley, Malcolm Wicks MP, Sarah Jones, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Croydon Central open primary: Alison Butler

As the deputy leader of the Labour group at Croydon Town Hall, Alison Butler is probably the most powerful woman in the borough’s politics (the Tories in control of the council have three men in the most senior positions in … Continue reading

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Holocaust memorial concert: Sat Jan 26, Ruskin House

A holocaust memorial concert, an evening of remembrance and entertainment, is being held at Ruskin House in Coombe Road this Saturday. The concert will honour those communities who were persecuted in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution in the 1930s and … Continue reading

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Abandoned: Steve Reed on the fate of 8/8 riot victims

Yesterday, Croydon North‘s new MP, Steve Reed, made his maiden speech in parliament. Here, from Hansard, is that speech in full I am honoured to stand in this Chamber as the Member of Parliament for Croydon North. During the recent … Continue reading

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£6.6m – but Croydon councillors refuse to record meetings

This evening, Croydon Town Hall is the venue for one of those infrequent events for which our 70 councillors cost us £6.6 million – a council meeting. But if you are not able to be there, don’t expect to be … Continue reading

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Reed victory sends danger signals to Croydon Tories for 2014

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There was a reason for Steve Reed’s campaign to focus so much on the state of our streets. It was because Labour are planning to clean-up at the next council elections, say ANDREW PELLING Eddy Arram, the neutral … Continue reading

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Pelling predicts: by-election a battle for minor places

As the polling stations open across Croydon North this morning, Andrew Pelling, Inside Croydon‘s chief political correspondent, is predicting that the by-election will be won by Labour’s Steve Reed with an increased share of the vote. The parliamentary by-election is … Continue reading

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Cooper condemns government’s betrayal of London Road

Yvette Cooper, the shadow Home Secretary, has condemned the London Mayor’s plan to divert millions of pounds of riot compensation cash from Croydon’s victims of rioting in order to cover-up his planned cuts in policing. On a visit to Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, 8/8: London Road stories, Andrew Stranack, Boris Johnson, Business, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon North, London Road Traders Association, Policing, Steve Reed MP, West Croydon Community Forum | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Never knowingly understood”? Realities of a co-op council

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Last Wednesday, while Croydon Council was handing over its libraries to Laings, up the A23 at Brixton Town Hall, Lambeth Council was making an equally significant decision. SEAN CREIGHTON looks at the work done over the borough boundary … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Boris Johnson, Charity, Church and religions, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Greenwich Leisure, Housing, John Laing Integrated Services, Lambeth Council, Libraries, London-wide issues, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment