Category Archives: 2018 council elections

Football-watching Labour councillor to stand down at election

KEN LEE on the announcement from Steve Reed OBE’s agent that he has gone out and found a proper job One of the leading members of the Blairite clique which controls the Labour group on Croydon Council is standing down. … Continue reading

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‘Stalinist’ Scott moves to censor charity’s Facebook page

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, reports on the latest outbreak of control-freakery in SE25 involving the controversial chair of the council’s planning committee A formal complaint is being submitted to the Labour Party’s London regional office over the conduct of … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Paul Scott, South Norwood, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Newman faces complaints as Labour selection grinds to halt

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest set of objections levelled at Croydon Labour’s leader With Jeremy Corbyn’s insistence on the need for “competence” in government ringing in his ears from the Labour Party conference, Tony “Soprano” Newman, the leader of the … 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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Labour-run council moves to block future People’s Audits

Lambeth, where Steve Reed OBE was the leader of the “co-operative” council until he became an MP for Croydon North, is seeking help from the Tory government to shut down questions about how it spends public money. Hyperlocal website Brixton … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ted Knight: ‘Council housing schemes favour developers’

Croydon has 4,500 households on the waiting list for council homes More than half of private tenants are dependent on housing benefit because rents have soared Almost 1,000 families were made homeless last year as a result of unaffordable private … Continue reading

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Auditors discover £1.6m missing from council revenues

Things are just not adding up properly at Croydon Council, writes Town Hall reporter KEN LEE So how has Croydon Council managed to misplace £1.6million of public money? That’s the question arising from Grant Thornton’s audit of the local authority’s … Continue reading

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