Category Archives: 2017 General Election

Greens in Croydon are ready in case of Brexit snap election

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on some behind-the-scenes preparations for a General Election (yes, another one) Speculation continues to mount over whether Prime Minister Theresa Mayhem can get her Brexit plan through Parliament, and at least one of the local political … Continue reading

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Boundary changes put Labour MP Jones’ seat under threat

The parliamentary boundary commissioners have finally issued their proposals for new constituencies, and it is not good news for Croydon’s Labour MPs. WALTER CRONXITE reports Tasked by the Conservative Government under David Cameron (remember him?) to reduce the size of … Continue reading

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Barwell gets his social media bag-carrier a job at No10

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the predictable and inevitable latest piece of Croydon nepotism going on in Downing Street Things are so bad for the interim Prime  Minister Theresa May that she’s sent for help from… Mario Creatura. The Times is … Continue reading

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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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