Category Archives: 2018 council elections

Sutton LibDems feel pressure of Wallington independent’s day

Brexit Day is not the only unwelcome thing next week for Tom Brake, Ruth Dombey and their fellow Liberal Democrats, reports BELLE MONT A retired lecturer who for years faithfully delivered leaflets for local Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake could … Continue reading

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The last 12 months told through Inside Croydon reports

So how was it for you dear? As 2018 draws to an end, we rifle through the past year’s archive to highlight what Inside Croydon’s loyal reader was reading about most JANUARY: Council ‘Godfather’ is made an offer he can’t … Continue reading

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Could Newman back ‘shoot Trump’ Skipper for Assembly?

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE has found Croydon Town Hall’s political ‘elite’ on manoeuvres, hopeful of selection for bigger, better allowances. But is the local Labour leader going to back a complete outsider? Despite campaign groundwork being laid for a snap … Continue reading

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Croydon Tories are getting ready for snap General Election

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE takes a look ahead into the uncertain territory of the next few months for the borough’s MPs Here’s the bad news for any Croydon residents who might hope that their local councillors would do more than, … Continue reading

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Wibberley goes wobbly, and Bromley residents go to the polls

Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE peers over the borough boundary to see how campaigning is going for Thursday’s council by-election Residents in Bromley’s Kelsey and Eden Park ward will be trudging back to the polls on Thursday, just six months … Continue reading

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Arse! Feck! Drink! Belmont by-election’s own Father Jack

Sutton reporter BERTIE WORCESTER-PARK on how a Tory ex-councillor’s foul-mouthed tirades have come back to haunt him, just in time for a Halloween by-election The people of Belmont, one of the quieter, more refined suburbs of quiet and refined south … 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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Democratic deficit as 7 in 10 electors didn’t bother to vote

Do the councillors elected earlier this month really have a mandate? Political editor WALTER CRONXITE has seen the turn-out figures, and they don’t make happy reading A look at the ward by ward turnout figures from this month’s local elections, … Continue reading

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Negrini faces challenges over ‘shambolic’ election count

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the suggestion that the £200,000 per year council CEO couldn’t organise a rowdy drink-up in a brewery The competence, or lack of it, of the council’s chief executive, Jo Negrini, is being called into … Continue reading

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Tories on target to win back control of Town Hall in… 2118

Some of the spin being put on the outcome of the local elections would make Comical Ali blush with shame, as WALTER CRONXITE reports In the week since the local elections, both political parties have been making inflated claims of … Continue reading

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Boundary changes seem to cement Town Hall’s political divide

Calling in the Boundary Commissioners may have fixed the political map of Croydon for years to come, as WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, reports Labour’s generally underwhelming result in the Croydon council election last week does not look so bad … Continue reading

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The election lesson for Croydon’s Greens is: must do better

CROYDON COMMENTARY: What’s the state of local democracy after last week’s local elections? Not great, according to PETER UNDERWOOD As the dust settles on another local election campaign it’s time to start looking at what the results mean for the … Continue reading

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Strong majority for elected mayor has Newman on back foot

According to a Survation poll, 55% of Croydon voters want a directly elected mayor. As our political editor WALTER CRONXITE notes, that’s bad news for Tony Newman Tony “Soprano” Newman’s attack against one of the borough’s three Constituency Labour Parties … Continue reading

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Independents’ Day in Beddington puts Dombey in the doldrums

Tony Newman is not the only south London council leader under increased pressure following the local elections. BELLE MONT delves into the detail of the results in Sutton, where the local LibDem leader used to boast that ‘independents don’t win … Continue reading

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Under-pressure Newman ‘declares war’ on Croydon South CLP

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest outbreak of churlishness from a council leader who has under-performed Tony Newman, following Croydon Labour’s performance at the polls on Thursday, chose to begin their new four-year term in charge of the Town Hall by … Continue reading

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The more things change, the more they stay just the same

Bleary-eyed after just a couple of hours’ sleep, our political editor WALTER CRONXITE has been crunching some numbers on the local election results Four years ago, the Prime Minister was David Cameron, Nick Clegg was leader of the LibDems and … Continue reading

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£28m NHS lie that provided Sutton LibDems with life support

The Liberal Democrats last night clung to power at Sutton Council, despite losing 12 seats in the local elections. But as CARL SHILTON reveals, they did so by deliberately misleading the public In the final days before Thursday’s local elections, … Continue reading

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VOTE 2018: How you voted in the Town Hall elections

ELECTION LIVE BLOG: Our Croydon exit poll showed Labour 50%, Tories 37%… But keep coming back here through the night for ward-by-ward results and election news from across Croydon, Sutton and the rest of London Keep refreshing your page. The … Continue reading

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Live election coverage and Croydon exit poll from 10pm tonight

INSIDE CROYDON will again be providing unrivalled coverage of the local election results, in Croydon, Sutton and across south London. And for the first time in 2018, that will include the results of a borough-wide exit poll being conducted today. … Continue reading

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Tory candidate in Norbury caught out lying, honest to God

KEN LEE reports on an unheralded intervention from on high on the eve of the local elections A Conservative candidate standing for election in today’s local elections has been reproached for not telling the truth over religious matters in the … Continue reading

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Leaflets target Labour leaders to halt Brick by Brick schemes

Guerilla leafleting has been carried out across three south London boroughs in protest against the councils’ leaderships, and in one case the police have been called in. Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports Residents’ groups have been flyering their neighbourhoods to … Continue reading

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Sutton Conservatives trying hard to keep it in the family

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Our political staffer, BERTIE WORCESTER-PARK, on how the Tories have loaded their candidate lists for the Town Hall elections with their nearest and dearest Residents of Sutton have heard a lot about “Better for Families” from the Tories. … Continue reading

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Tories did not want to oppose Purley tower, claims Speakman

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: The battle for the ‘grey vote’ in the south of the borough has taken an unexpected turn in Purley, as our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports Senior Conservatives, including councillor Simon Brew, are secretly keen not to make … Continue reading

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‘Layabout’ LibDem is standing again in council elections

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Official records show that one councillor has been paid more than £30,000 over the past three years, but has managed to turn up to barely half of council meetings. BELLE MONT reports According to official council figures, one … Continue reading

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Charity puts pressure on council for Wentworth Hall freehold

Sutton reporter CARL SHILTON on the property wheeling and dealing going on over a valuable piece of council-owned real estate Documents show that the Carshalton charity which has been warned by the Charity Commission about its all-too-cosy political links with … Continue reading

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