KEN LEE, our political reporter for the south of the borough, has been on the election trail in ‘Coulsden’
Labour has found an election winner in true-blue Croydon South.
Only trouble is, it isn’t the rarely seen candidate who has been parachuted into the constituency by Blairites at the party’s headquarters.
The Oasis academy in Coulsdon invited all the General Election candidates to a hustings attended by around 100 pupils this week, just ahead of half-term. Chris Philp, the Conservative candidate defending a humongous majority on June 8, turned up, as did Catherine Shelley, from the Greens.
She may have thought that participating in a community event in a large school in the constituency talking to the voters of the future was a waste of her valuable time.
Not that Brathwaite has been spending much of her valuable time campaigning in the constituency which she agreed to contest.