WALTER CRONXITE reports on election boundary proposals which have seen the local Tories get into bed with Sutton’s LibDems to help save each another’s political skins
If you thought that the unholy alliance in national government with the coalition between the Tories and the Liberal Democrats ended up with some disastrous consequences for the country, then spare a thought for the council’s Labour leader, Tony Newman.
Newman seems to have been ganged up on by his political opponents in Sutton and Croydon, with potentially dire consequences for his own party’s future prospects.
We have already reported how Newman’s clumsy attempts to gerrymander borough ward boundaries in favour of his own party appear to have back-fired, and badly, with the Local Government Boundary Commissioners opting to cut and paste Croydon Tories’ preferred boundaries into their preliminary report.
Now it looks as though the local Labour party has been outmanoeuvred on new Parliamentary boundaries for Croydon, too, with proposals aimed to provide greater career security for sitting MPs Gavin Barwell and Tom Brake.
Time for comments to the Boundary Commission for England runs out today. Continue reading