Category Archives: 2019 General Election

MP Jones suggests Croydon points the way for national policy

Sarah Jones, re-elected last month as the Labour MP for Croydon Central, says that her campaign in the General Election offers key lessons for her party as it picks up the pieces after a shattering defeat. Writing a lengthy article … Continue reading

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The highs and lows of being a first-time election candidate

A year ago, SIMON SPRAGUE, right, says he had no involvement in politics. Earlier this month, he was the rookie candidate in a hotly contested marginal seat in the General Election. Here’s some of the things that he learned on … Continue reading

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Tory peer spends weekend trolling Labour MP over Corbyn

The rancour and recriminations over the General Election outcome could fester on for some time if last weekend’s jibes and insults on social media are anything to go by, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Two old men have had a Twitter … Continue reading

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What the election means for Croydon, Westfield and St Helier

After a long and sleepless night, our political editor WALTER CONXITE sifts through the wreckage of the General Election, and what it might mean for Croydon, and Sutton The fourth General Election since 2010 is significant because it is the … Continue reading

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#GE2019 LIVE: Rolling results coverage through the night

Bookmark this page and keep returning and refreshing the page for Inside Croydon’s unmatched live coverage across half a dozen local constituencies, with updates on events nationally throughout the night. In Croydon, the first results are not expected until around … Continue reading

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Tory Creatura accused of homophobic and racist prejudice

Mario Creatura, Theresa May’s former Twit-in-Chief in Downing Street, has been accused of publishing a litany of homophobic, sexist and racist views. The bulging file full of cuttings and clippings, some going back more than 10 years, demonstrate under-lying bigotry … Continue reading

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Someone tried to poison me, says absentee Purley councillor

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE solves the mystery of the vanishing Tory councillor Oni Oviri, the absentee Tory councillor for Purley who is somehow managing to contest a parliamentary seat in tomorrow’s General Election, claims that the reason she has … Continue reading

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FitzRoy closes gap on Philp and calls for Remainer support

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on surprising developments in the south of the borough where tactical voting could come into play Labour’s candidate in Croydon South, long regarded as a true-blue Conservative constituency, this morning issued a plea to Liberal … Continue reading

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Philp in car-crash TV interview over cancer waiting times

This morning’s General Election headlines were all about Bullshit Boris Johnson attempting to run a damage limitation operation after a series of political disasters yesterday. And then Tory Central Office decided to wheel out Chris Philp for a slot on … Continue reading

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Scott’s election own goal as Tories seize on Green Belt plans

Our Town Hall correspondent, KEN LEE, reports on how local council planning issues have become a key campaign matter for the General Election The Tories have put Labour councillor Paul Scott’s electorally toxic plans to build on Croydon’s Green Belt … Continue reading

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Schools face cuts of up to £1,100 per pupil under Tories

Every school in Croydon faces further funding cuts if the Conservatives are returned to power in Thursday’s General Election. Those are the findings of the National Education Union, who state that some of Croydon’s 103 state schools could lose as … Continue reading

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‘Are Brick by Brick trying to lose the election for Sarah?’

Our construction correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on concerns that the council is pressing ahead with consultations on often controversial housing schemes during the run-up to the General Election “Are they trying to lose the election for Sarah?” That was the angry … Continue reading

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Newman admits: we’re only trying to win two Croydon seats

Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, on a leaked memo which belies the council leader’s true thoughts Not for the first time, what Tony Newman says publicly and what he will admit in private are two entirely different things. Newman, … Continue reading

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Labour looking strong as freezing polling day approaches

As we enter the final week of the General Election campaign, political editor WALTER CRONXITE gets a guide on the likely results from the pollsters and the bookmakers Next Thursday’s polling day for the General Election is predicted to have … Continue reading

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Davey, Pidgeon, Umunna all cave-in over Twitter smears

CARL SHILTON on how support for the Sutton and Cheam LibDem candidate’s nasty smear campaign started to evaporate, following challenges through formal complaints and threats of libel action It started yesterday, around noon time. The first of the offending social … Continue reading

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This is how we have always run elections, since before there was TV or even radio, and no one’s noticed how pointless it is

KEN TOWL finds there’s not much recreational fun in this electioneering lark, as he attends last night’s set-piece hustings Having tried my hand at canvassing at the weekend, I thought I would really throw myself into the democratic melee by … Continue reading

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Hina Bokhari: election candidate with past shrouded in mystery

CARL SHILTON checks out the credentials of the controversial Liberal Democrat candidate seeking to win Sutton and Cheam from the Conservatives Hina Bokhari, the Liberal Democrat General Election candidate for Sutton and Cheam who has been accused of libel during … Continue reading

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Threats of libel action as Sutton election campaign turns nasty

EXCLUSIVE: Chuka Umunna, Jo Swinson, Caroline Lucas, even Bianca Jagger, have all taken at face value allegations made by a Liberal Democrat General Election candidate, and so now could now be dragged into a bitter legal action. Our Sutton investigations … Continue reading

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Campaigns committee has mounting questions for Newman

Questions over the mishandling of Labour’s candidate selection for the Fairfield ward council by-election last month are mounting for Tony Newman. Newman leads the Labour group at Croydon Town Hall in an autocratic style, using hundreds of thousands of pounds … Continue reading

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Under The Flyover Election Special podcast: Olga FitzRoy

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE introduces the latest of our innovative virtual hustings Labour won two of the three Croydon parliamentary seats in 2017, and seeking to deliver a cleansweep in 2019 is their candidate Olga FitzRoy. An award-winning sound engineer … Continue reading

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Under The Flyover Election Special podcast: Anna Jones

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, continues our series of ground-breaking virtual hustings, where you, the Inside Croydon readers, put your questions to the candidates Among the candidates standing in the true-blue Croydon South constituency is mother and businesswoman Anna Jones, … Continue reading

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Under The Flyover Election Special podcast: Peter Underwood

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, introduces the third of our  ground-breaking virtual hustings Ahead of the General Election on December 12, Inside Croydon invited some of the candidates from across the three Croydon parliamentary constituencies to join us at our … Continue reading

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Under The Flyover Election Special podcast: Chris Philp

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, introduces the second of our ground-breaking virtual hustings, this time with a candidate who has been MP since 2015 Ahead of the General Election on December 12, Inside Croydon invited some of the candidates from … Continue reading

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Under The Flyover Election Special podcast: Simon Sprague

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, introduces our ground-breaking and unique virtual hustings

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Thornberry, white vans and taking canvassing on board

Just what are those political party activists, armed with clipboards and little slips of paper, doing when they come knocking at your door at election time? KEN TOWL set off to find out On Saturday at 10am, Emily Thornberry was … Continue reading

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