Category Archives: 2020 General Election

Rambles, walks and talks to celebrate River Wandle’s history

The Wandle Fortnight continues into its second week with more activities and exhibits in, on and around what was, during the Industrial Revolution, called London’s hardest working river. You can find out much more about the history of the River … Continue reading

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Brake and Barwell in unholy alliance to save their political skins

WALTER CRONXITE reports on election boundary proposals which have seen the local Tory MP get into bed with Sutton’s LibDems to help save each other’s Parliamentary careers If you thought that the unholy alliance in national government with the coalition … Continue reading

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All Labour’s leaflets can’t paper over the lack of ‘quick wins’

In a quiet moment, WALTER CRONXITE has been crunching some numbers, and has found that if there was to be a snap General Election in 2017, little would alter as far as Croydon’s MPs are concerned There is a significant … Continue reading

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Tories now back boundary changes for Croydon Central

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest stage of deliberations over whether to take parliamentary constituencies from Labour and give the Tories safer seats, or whether to give the Tories safer seats and erase some Labour constituencies Croydon Tories, having originally … Continue reading

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Norbury’s constituency move helps to spell end for McDonagh

WALTER CRONXITE, in a final review of the Boundary Commissioners’ review, lays out the extraordinary lengths undertaken to squeeze out of existence a Labour-held seat in south-west London If any further proof was needed to demonstrate that the Tories are … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 General Election, Merton, Norbury, Outside Croydon, Siobhain McDonagh MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Brake Escape: Sutton unscathed by Boundary Commission

WALTER CRONXITE on the wider ramifications of the Boundary Commission’s somewhat gentle realignment Sutton’s parliamentary seats So excited was London’s last remaining LibDem MP last night that he – or one of his over-eager aides – broke the strict embargo … Continue reading

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Shirley shome mishtake: boundary review keeps Barwell happy

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest recommendations for Croydon’s parliamentary seats from the Boundary Commissioners, just published Croydon gets to keep three parliamentary constituencies under proposals published today by the Boundary Commission. But the Commissioners have surely delivered what the Tories’ … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 General Election, Bromley Council, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell, Lambeth Council, New Addington, Norbury, Purley, Shirley, Steve Reed MP, Waddon, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments