Category Archives: 2017 General Election

Stormzy enters the political charts – though not at No1

What does it say about the borough’s MPs and other elected politicians when they fail to make it on to an annual political listical which does manage to include a policy adviser and a grime star? WALTER CRONXITE reports Three … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn: ‘We are now the political mainstream’

CONFERENCE SKETCH: Something has changed in British politics in the past year, and it was palpable at the Labour Party conference. Party veteran DAVID WHITE reports from Brighton Transformed. I think that would be the word to describe the Labour … Continue reading

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New MP Jones challenges Tories to pay for sprinklers

Sarah Jones used her maiden speech to Parliament yesterday to challenge the Tory Government to provide the funds needed to pay for the potentially life-saving fitting of sprinklers in council-run residential tower blocks across the country. Croydon Central’s new MP … Continue reading

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‘It was Jeremy Corbyn who won the election for me’ says Jones

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on some significant shifts in position among some figures in the local Labour Party Sarah Jones, Croydon Central’s new Labour MP, admits that she won the seat from the Tories at last month’s General Election … Continue reading

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‘Disgusted’ councillor accuses Brake’s LibDems of ‘cult’ status

Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, on the latest break in the ranks in what was once a LibDem single-party state The barely disguised tensions within the Sutton Liberal Democrats were exposed during the General Election campaign, when one of their … Continue reading

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May’s Chief of Staff was the author of his own election obituary

WALTER CRONXITE has drilled down into the election numbers (well, Electoral Calculus has), and come up with some worrying figures for Croydon Tories It wasn’t only Gavin Barwell who got his P45 from his Westminster job last week. And while … Continue reading

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Corbyn policy aide Andrew Fisher: ‘We changed politics’

Andrew Fisher, the former union official from Croydon who has been working as Jeremy Corbyn’s policy adviser for the past two years, says that many of the “political myths” of the 1990s have been laid to rest. “Socialist politics have … Continue reading

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