Daily Archives: November 22, 2012

91 police taken off Croydon’s streets claims Miliband

Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour party, visited Croydon this morning and accused the Conservatives of leaving residents at risk by taking 91 police officers off the beat in the borough – all despite the 2011 riots. Miliband is … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Boris Johnson, Croydon North, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sanderstead youngster lines up alongside Robshaw

There will be a new face in the England line-up at Twickenham ahead of the international against South Africa on Saturday: 11-year-old Sanderstead schoolboy Archie McMillan. McMillan is one of 23 youngsters who have been selected by their grassroots clubs … Continue reading

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Bookies relegate Conservatives to fourth in election betting

Just as  the execrable John McCririck might say, the Tories are friendless in Croydon North. Well, at least that’s as far as the bookmakers are concerned. With a week to go until polling day in Croydon North, Ladbrokes have pushed the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Croydon North, Lee Jasper, Steve Reed MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Croydon in a Pickles again over its rubbish service

Croydon could be penalised by having its public grant cut significantly over the move made by its Conservative-run council to move to fortnightly bin collections. “Weekly bin collections are one of the most visible frontline services and there is no … Continue reading

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Secrets and libraries: Croydon adds to shabby reputation

And so a decision to spend £30 million of public money was taken at Croydon Town Hall last night by the Conservatives who control the council. But because of council leader Mike Fisher’s group’s aversion to openness and transparency, the … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Greenwich Leisure, John Laing Integrated Services, Jon Rouse, Libraries, Mike Fisher, Property, Tim Pollard, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Shy Tories? Or sly Tories? Second video fails to mention party

Political Scrapbook has turned up another local Tory election video which makes no mention of the party that Andy Stranack is seeking election for in Croydon North on November 29. For this to happen once might be careless, but twice? … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Andrew Stranack, Croydon North, Gavin Barwell | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment