Category Archives: 2018 council elections

Another selection hic-cup as Tories pick ‘probable alcoholic’

KEN LEE on more problems for Croydon Conservatives over their poor judgement in candidate selections for the local elections Despite their four-month pause before allocating their B List candidates to contest wards in the north of the borough, Croydon’s Conservatives … Continue reading

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Tories scrape together B Listers, but miss out Selhurst

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the latest sign that Croydon’s Tories really don’t much care for the north of the borough Four months on from the botched announcement of their candidates for next May’s local elections, and Croydon’s … Continue reading

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Collins backs free Christmas tree collection service for 2018

WALTER CRONXITE reports from the council chamber on the first giveaways of the 2018 election campaign Stuart Collins, the deputy leader of Croydon’s Labour-run council, put an early present under every household’s Christmas tree in the borough last night. Collins … Continue reading

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Collins deserves new T-shirt as fly-tip figures start to fall

Now might be the time for Stuart Collins to start dishing out the T-shirts. Three years ago, the Labour councillor put in charge of getting Croydon’s streets clean launched a “Don’t Mess With Croydon – Take Pride” campaign, handing out … Continue reading

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Senior Tory councillor quits Town Hall but keeps it all quiet

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the disappearing act performed by one of the local Tories’ former leading lights Unannounced at the Town Hall, and unmentioned to the people of Selsdon and Ballards ward she was supposed to be … Continue reading

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Labour councillor Watson opts to jump before de-selection

STEVEN DOWNES reports on the latest shift of power at the Town Hall Addiscombe councillor Mark Watson, an influential member of the council cabinet, last night stunned Labour Party members in his ward by announcing his withdrawal from the selection … Continue reading

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Labour’s new slate in Fairfield as Momentum makes a mark

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, with the latest weekly round-up of the ins, and outs, in a tortuous selection process Boundary changes, demographic changes and the Jeremy Corbyn-inspired swing towards Labour has made Fairfield ward in the town centre a … Continue reading

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