Under The Flyover Election Special podcast: Peter Underwood

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, introduces the third of our  ground-breaking virtual hustings

Ahead of the General Election on December 12, Inside Croydon invited some of the candidates from across the three Croydon parliamentary constituencies to join us at our studios for an Under The Flyover Election Special podcast, where we asked them the questions that you – the reader and supporters of this website – wanted to be asked.

And while for some this is “The Brexit Election”, for others there is an issue more important even than that: the future of our planet. Peter Underwood is the Green Party’s candidate in Croydon South.

The 2017 General Election results, courtesy of the BBC

Underwood is a well-known and widely respected figure in local politics and environmental activism, but he has never been elected to public office.

We asked him about the “Green surge” of popularity created by the Extinction Rebellion protests, and why a “Remain Alliance”, to defeat Brexit-supporting candidates, was not being applied in Croydon’s constituencies.

Take a listen for yourself…

The other Croydon South candidates are:


We wanted to put our readers’ questions to another one of the candidates standing for election, the former Downing Street aide to Theresa May, digital “mastermind” for Gavin Barwell and egregiously ambitious Coulsdon councillor Mario Creatura.
But Creatura did not respond to our invitation.

Not even to apologise for not being making himself available as part of the democratic process to be scrutinised by questions from the only award-winning news outlet based in the borough.

So we recommend that as many of our readers as possible ask Creatura the questions that they want to ask – directly. Email him at: office@mariocreatura.org.uk.

We recommend that you include in your email a clear direction that neither Creatura nor anyone from his team is allowed to add your email address or personal details to any kind of mailing list, and that you should send your questions each as a separate email, including this: “What sort of sorry wet weekend of an MP would you make if you are too afraid to answer a few questions from a local news website?”


Listen to the rest of our Under The Flyover Election podcasts:

Olga FitzRoy
Anna Jones
Chris Philp
Simon Sprague


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