Tag Archives: Tory

Tory supporter’s racist tweet Piles on Barwell’s campaign pain

With each passing day, it becomes ever more clear that Croydon’s Tories will accept the support of anyone, regardless of their attitudes towards employment law, or their blatant racism. On Thursday, Inside Croydon reported how Gavin Barwell, the erstwhile MP … Continue reading

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Barwell boasts of backing from woman who broke wage laws

The barrel-scraping exercise that is Tory Gavin Barwell’s election campaign effort to try to show that he has the support of “ordinary people” in Croydon Central has been exposed yet again. Earlier this month, Inside Croydon showed how gaffe-prone Gav … Continue reading

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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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Tory Right-to-Buy bonanza could cost £400m in Croydon alone

Offering £100,000 to housing association tenants to buy their homes is “plain bad policy” and “the worst idea yet” according to some experts. And in Croydon alone, it could cost the tax-payer £400 million. By STEVEN DOWNES The spivocracy is … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Business, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Planning, Property, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Gaffe-prone Gav takes Boris to 1-star caff for slap-up meal

In all her 60-plus years as Queen, Her Maj has never allowed the cameras in to formal dinners to record her eating. Those who have witnessed it claim she has all the table manners of Henry VIII, troughing it in … 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 , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 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

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Emily Benn, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Tory peer Bates failed to declare ZRG interests, paper reports

The Sunday Times reported this morning that Michael Bates, the Tory peer who is married to Xuelin Bates, the UK-based “sponsor” of the failed £500 million ZhongRong Group proposal for a vast business and retail centre in Crystal Palace Park, … Continue reading

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Council planners powerless to halt bookies or pub closures

Among the many deceits of the last government was its supposed policy of “localism”. Under Conservative communities minister “Big Eric” Pickles, it was nothing of the sort. Local councils have been stripped of so many of their powers over the … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Environment, Housing, Planning, Property, Pubs, Refuse collection, Schools, South Norwood, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon election candidates undergo moving experiences

Someone recently posed the question: “Is Croydon boring?” There’s only one answer to that as far as the General Election candidates for the borough’s three constituencies are concerned. Two too safe seats, one marginal, and not a single colourful candidate … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell MP, Heathfield, Jon Bigger, Property, Sanderstead, Shirley, Steve Reed MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Mystery over negative campaigning on the Purley Way

An urgent police investigation is underway in Croydon after there was an outbreak of dirty campaigning ahead of next month’s General Election. The politically inspired graffiti, pictured right, appeared on a blank advertising hoarding at the junction of Croydon Road … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Mike Fisher, Sarah Jones, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

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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UKIP silent on investigation into Winston McKenzie accounts

Winston McKenzie, UKIP’s eccentric General Election candidate for Croydon North, may be facing a disciplinary investigation from his own party over allegations about his use of thousands of pounds of campaign funds. According to UKIP sources, around two dozen branch … Continue reading

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Desperate Barwell offers endorsements from his employees

As the General Election campaign enters its final month (thank goodness!), WALTER CRONXITE checks out who is actually supporting the MP for the Whitgift Foundation The thing which is becoming increasingly apparent about Gavin Barwell, the “Don’t Mention the Tories” … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Broad Green, Croydon Central, Eddy Arram, Gavin Barwell MP, South Norwood, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Farage supporters told to refund £5,000 council grant

Croydon Council has ordered the return of thousands of pounds of public cash which was awarded to a “community” organisation which has been taken over by a group of UKIP members and supporters of Nigel Farage’s party. A grant of … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Community associations, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Peter Staveley, Sanderstead | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Reed calls for proper funding for Upper Norwood Library

The chairman of the Upper Norwood Library Trust yesterday told how he wept when the doors to the library were closed for the first time as a result of funding cuts imposed by Croydon Council. Robert Gibson was speaking to … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Alisa Flemming, Carillion, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Crystal Palace Community Association, John Laing Integrated Services, John Wentworth, Lambeth Council, Libraries, Matthew Bennett, Pat Ryan, Steve Reed MP, Transition Town, Upper Norwood, Upper Norwood Library Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Sadvertiser’s senior journalist to leave paper after 46 years

The Redhill-based Croydon Sadvertiser‘s longest serving journalist, Ian Austen, is to leave the paper. Austen is retiring, Inside Croydon understands, at the end of May after nearly 46 years with the paper and its related titles. In more recent times, … Continue reading

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How the Tories have failed Croydon for five wasted years

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Even by the economic criteria laid out by the Tories in Croydon, led by Gavin Barwell, the past five years have been a failure, writes ANDREW FISHER “We inherited an economy reliant on banking, immigration and debt,” declared … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Andrew Fisher, Business, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Barwell’s in bother yet again over his slipping standards

WALTER CRONXITE has uncovered another embarrassing episode for the MP for the Whitgift Foundation: Barwell’s Basil Fawlty-esque letters are now being officially investigated for a breach of Parliamentary privilege Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation for the last … Continue reading

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