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So farewell, then, Steve O’Connell. Here’s what you achieved

As the curtain falls on the long and very well-paid career in local politics of Steve O’Connell (pictured right),  who is standing down from public office today, Inside Croydon pays tribute to the Conservative councillor for Kenley and the Assembly … Continue reading

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Tories O’Connell and Mohan stand down from council

Two senior Conservative councillors, Steve O’Connell and Vidhi Mohan, announced today that they are standing down from the council. It brings to five the number of ward by-elections that will need to be staged on May 6, the same day … Continue reading

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Taxi for O’Connell! Tory councillor thinks Tube runs to Croydon

There’s an old saying that you get what you pay for. It seems that these days, you can’t expect a great deal for £67,733. That’s the amount, in pay and council allowances, still being pocketed by “Silent” Steve O’Connell, the … Continue reading

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The race to replace ‘Silent’ Steve O’Connell has already begun

Just when you thought it was safe to go out on to the streets without risk of being button-holed by political activists, WALTER CRONXITE reports that preparations are already being made for the next round of elections Weekend reports that … Continue reading

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O’Connell’s threat to Ken Clarke displays his ignorance again

Silent Steve O’Connell, the London Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton, is cutting an increasingly ludicrous figure around City Hall as he winds down towards his retirement to dozy Dorset. O’Connell, who is also a Tory councillor for Kenley ward, … Continue reading

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Tory O’Connell lets slip he’s retiring to Dorset, two years early

Silent Steve O’Connell, once the country’s most overpaid councillor, has revealed that he intends to retire to Dorset next year, two years before he completes his full term as an elected member of Croydon Council for Kenley ward. But in … Continue reading

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One-third of Tory councillors to quit at 2022 local elections

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on wholesale changes among the borough’s opposition party One-third of Croydon’s Conservative councillors will be standing down at the next local elections, in May 2022. The collapse of the borough’s finances under Labour, who have controlled … Continue reading

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Councillor’s £1,000 grant to football club outside the borough

One of Croydon’s football crazy Conservative councillors has been doling out council cash to a sports club that is based outside the borough. Croydon Council has allocated £560,000 per year to what it calls its ward budget scheme. Under the … Continue reading

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‘Silent’ Steve O’Connell scores own-goal with Palace punditry

It’s a question which many Town Hall observers ask, but few manage to answer satisfactorily: just what does “Silent” Steve O’Connell do for the near-£80,000 a year he pockets from being a local councillor and London Assembly Member? Well yesterday … Continue reading

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Only five Croydon Tory councillors listed as ‘Backing Boris’

Croydon Town Hall’s Conservatives are not backing Boris. That’s according to a listing published today by the Boris Johnson leadership campaign which includes just five of Croydon’s 29 Tory councillors, from among 1,000 Conservative elected representatives at local authorities around … Continue reading

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O’Connell’s ‘reap what you sow’ remarks branded ‘terrifying’

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how a Tory councillor has been forced into a climbdown after appearing to voice support for right-wing thugs after their assault on peaceful protesters There was cross-party condemnation last night for Steve O’Connell, the Croydon … Continue reading

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Tory Bailey manages just a single question for Mayor Khan

Shaun Bailey, the Conservative Party candidate in next year’s London Mayor elections, is so hard-working that he managed to put up just a single question for last month’s session of Mayor’s Question Time. Bailey, who has been a London Assembly … Continue reading

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Tories include a proven liar among by-election candidates

The Conservative Party candidates in the council by-elections next month include one man who, the last time he stood for election to Croydon Council, was accused of telling falsehoods by no less than three bishops, and a woman who allowed … Continue reading

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Cummings goes public with bid for London Assembly selection

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on an email to Croydon Labour group from a South Norwood councillor that seems to suggest she has the backing of Tony Newman Patsy Cummings wasted little time after the Christmas holidays to confirm … Continue reading

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The A to Zaha of Palace’s problems for new football season

A Croydon councillor has called for Wilfried Zaha to “knuckle down” and honour his recently signed five-year contract with Crystal Palace. As well as being a councillor for Fairfield ward, Chris Clark also happens to be a trades union workplace … Continue reading

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Twycross hits out at Tory Government’s ‘reckless’ police cuts

Fiona Twycross has hit out at the Conservative Government for its continuing cuts to police funding in London, saying that the budget cuts – begun when Theresa Mayhem was the Home Secretary – and the “reckless austerity agenda” is risking … Continue reading

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Time’s up for Davis as Labour narrows Assembly field to one

Labour’s laborious process of selecting their candidate for the Croydon and Sutton London Assembly seat might finally reach some conclusion tonight, as both the Croydon and Sutton Co-op and the Croydon Central Constituency Labour Party delegates decide whether or not … Continue reading

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Palace paid not a penny towards their Old Bill bill last season

Crystal Palace go into the big Premier League kick-off tomorrow with a London politician demanding that the club pays a fairer share towards the costs of policing matches at Selhurst Park. Palace was the only London club in the top … Continue reading

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O’Connell puts himself up for questions from Purley Guild

Steve O’Connell is the guest speaker tomorrow at the Purley and District Townswomen’s Guild. O’Connell is expected to speak about his work as the London Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton. So don’t expect the talk to last very long. … Continue reading

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City Hall to debate Mayor investigation of TfL role in tram crash

The role of Transport for London officials in the withholding of “critical safety evidence” from the official investigation into the causes of the 2016 Sandilands tram crash is to be debated at City Hall this week. Mayor Sadiq Khan is … Continue reading

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Mayor pledges to build bridges with Addiscombe businesses

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan this morning promised to intervene personally with Transport for London in an effort to end the lengthy delays in re-opening Blackhorse Lane bridge in Addiscombe. The 120-year-old bridge, which crosses the tram tracks, had become … Continue reading

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Newman sends out distress signals over Westfield scheme

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the latest non-statement on lack of progress from the council leader Is Tony Newman, the leader of Croydon Council, panicked by the lack of progress over Westfield’s long-promised £1.4billion redevelopment of the town centre? … Continue reading

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O’Connell’s 2020 vision is to stand down from City Hall role

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest decision by a Tory politician to jump before they get pushed by the electorate Steve O’Connell, the third-rate local politician with the first-rate public allowances income, has decided not to stand for re-election to … Continue reading

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Newman appears increasingly desperate as referendum nears

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the far-reaching consequences for Croydon’s Town Hall leadership of yesterday’s deferral of May’s local elections According to some Town Hall sources, several of the borough’s elected councillors were in a state of shock this morning … Continue reading

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Tories’ male, stale and, mainly, pale shortlist for selection

Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE reveals the Conservative shortlist for the candidate to stand in next year’s London Assembly elections in Croydon and Sutton The local Tory Party, which has held the Sutton and Croydon constituency at the London Assembly … Continue reading

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