Category Archives: 2014 council elections

Viridor incinerator doomed to be our Splott on the landscape

“PFI is distorting the decision-making process because big incinerator plants are more attractive to investors than small-scale recycling projects.” That was Tom Brake, speaking in 2001, when he was the LibDems’ environment spokesman. Then, the Carshalton and Wallington MP described … Continue reading

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Boundary Commission rejects Tory proposal for 60 councillors

WALTER CRONXITE reports on initial findings from an independent local boundary review which suggest that Croydon’s councillors are overworked Croydon Conservatives’ politically inspired proposals to the Boundary Commissioners to get one over the Labour-run council by suggesting a reduction in … Continue reading

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Newman breaks manifesto promise over Boxpark festival

Tony Newman’s Labour council has broken one of its 2014 manifesto commitments, after diverting £160,000 of public money from its intended free annual music festival to pay towards private business Boozepark’s opening shindig next month. The council-run Ambition Festival was … Continue reading

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Is this the election real life? Is this just MP Barwell’s fantasy?

WALTER CRONXITE reviews “the world’s longest job application”, the Croydon Central MP’s account of the 2015 General Election campaign If anyone needed further evidence that self-serving career politicians are only in it for themselves, then Gavin Barwell’s How To Win … Continue reading

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Ex-UKIP candidate joined Tories after making ‘nuke ISIS’ call

Przemek Skwirczynski, the former UKIP election candidate who has also stood alongside a far-right Holocaust denier in Poland, has been welcomed back into the Conservative Party despite Islamophobic and other extreme views which have even seen him call for western … Continue reading

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#WadGate Fisher gets rejected again, this time in Bromley

“Whatever happened to Mike Fisher?” no one at Inside Croydon Towers has ever asked. Fisher was the leader of Croydon Conservatives who mismanaged the council for eight years, until he was caught with his hand in the Town Hall cookie … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2016 London elections, Bromley Council, Croydon Council, Croydon South, London Assembly, Mike Fisher, Shirley, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour councillor gets to speak at last – after 18-month wait

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the end of a councillor’s silent tribute to his party’s leadership at the Town Hall A Labour councillor used Monday’s full meeting of the council – only the second such meeting held since March – to … Continue reading

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