Category Archives: Peter Staveley

UKIP find only eight candidates to stand in local elections

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, rounds-up the latest additions to candidate lists from the LibDems, Greens and UKIP for May 3 UKIP, a party without a leader and, post-Brexit, seemingly without any purpose, has virtually abandoned the pretence … Continue reading

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Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe East, Addiscombe West, Fieldway, New Addington, New Addington North, Peter Staveley, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

As Momentum mobilises, Barwell has a fight on his hands

With the General Election campaigning getting underway once more, political editor WALTER CRONXITE finds that the Tory incumbent is right to be behaving as if he faces a real threat to his political career The larger political parties are getting … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Gill Hickson, Peter Staveley, Sarah Jones MP, Tracey Hague | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Umunna gets the call as ‘special guest’ to pep up Reed’s rally

WALTER CRONXITE on the snail-like progress of Labour’s selection process, UKIP’s choice of Barwell’s bouncer as a General Election candidate, and news from neighbouring constituencies Nearly five years since he was selected as Labour’s candidate in the very safe seat … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Croydon North, Croydon South, Kathleen Garner, Lambeth Council, Michael Swadling, Paul Scully MP, Peter Staveley, Steve Reed MP, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Tory minister Barwell uses UKIP bouncer at housing ‘debate’

Renewed questions have been raised over the seemingly close links between Croydon Central Tory MP Gavin “gaffe-prone” Barwell and UKIP activists, after a local official from the party of Nigel Farage assumed “door security” duties with a chum at an … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Housing, Jason Cummings, Peter Staveley | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Croydon Brexit campaign go Dutch for their meeting leaflets

It is not entirely original to suggest that, with one look at leading figures in the Leave campaign, any reasonable person ought to be very concerned at the possible leadership of this country should they prevail in the EU Referendum … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 EU referendum, Croydon Central, Peter Staveley | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

MP Barwell’s links to figure at centre of Tory expenses scandal

WALTER CRONXITE reports on how a letter which may have clinched re-election for Croydon’s highest profile MP might yet become another embarrassment for gaffe-prone Gav* A book by Conservative MP Gavin Barwell due to be published next week about how … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Peter Staveley, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

UKIP Assembly election candidate could face legal action

UKIP in Croydon, having unloaded the constant embarrassment that is Winston McKenzie, could be about to encounter a different kind of squirm-making, after selecting Peter Staveley as their London Assembly candidate for Croydon and Sutton. Staveley was selected last month. … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell, London Assembly, Peter Staveley | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

UKIP supporters to face demands for legal costs from council

Croydon Council has begun legal proceedings against a UKIP-dominated group which has refused to return thousands of pounds in an unspent grant. Council officials have decided to pursue the group’s committee members for the costs incurred for recovering that money. … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Julie Belvir, Nathan Elvery, Peter Staveley | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Tory councillor aids roads lobbyist expelled from UKIP

JEREMY CLACKSON, Inside Croydon’s Motoring Correspondent, has uncovered evidence that one of the borough’s most senior Tory councillors has been busily assisting a roads lobbyist to undermine efforts to make the borough’s streets safer for all When the Labour group … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Community associations, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Cycling, Environment, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Parking, Peter Staveley, Phil Thomas, Planning, Selsdon & Ballards, Tramlink, Transport, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Agitators’ to ask CCC: ‘Where’s the council money gone?’

The Croydon Communities Consortium holds its annual meeting on Thursday evening, just eight months since the council-funded body staged its previous AGM. It is doing so after refusing to make audited accounts available ahead of the event, and with its … Continue reading

Posted in Church and religions, Community associations, Croydon Council, Mark Watson, Peter Staveley, Sanderstead | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ash to ashes: unions boycott UKIP-dominated talking shop

Croydon’s trades unionists are being asked to boycott all future meetings of the “Croham Clux Clan” – what presents itself as a community talking shop sometimes also known as the Croydon Communities [sic] Consortium, or CCC. This follows an order … Continue reading

Posted in Andy Tarrant, Community associations, Croydon Council, Mark Watson, Peter Staveley, Policing | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Coulsdon roads campaigner Morgan is kicked out of UKIP

To be kicked out of one right-wing party is unfortunate. But Coulsdon agitator Peter Morgan has now been expelled from two such political groups. According to a lawyer from UKIP, Morgan has had his membership of  that party “rescinded”. This … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Cycling, Environment, London-wide issues, Parking, Peter Staveley, Transport, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

UKIP-dominated group could face legal action from council

A self-proclaimed “community” group which has several leading members closely associated with UKIP and which defended one of its officers making racist comments via social media, could now face legal action from Croydon Council for the recovery of unspent cash … Continue reading

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Britain is left a divided nation, Croydon a polarised borough

WALTER CRONXITE pokes through the wreckage left by the 2015 General Election in Croydon, London and the country Balls. Metaphorically, and as far as the former shadow chancellor is concerned, physically. Politically, Croydon today is more polarised than at any … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Business, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell, Peter Staveley, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

VOTE 2015: Live coverage of Croydon’s General Election

We will be reporting live through the night on the General Election results in Croydon – North, South and Central – London and across the country. We encourage you to send us your comments by email and Twitter. Croydon’s counts … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Esther Sutton, Gavin Barwell, Gill Hickson, Jon Bigger, Kathleen Garner, Nathan Elvery, Peter Staveley, Peter Underwood, Sarah Jones MP, Shasha Khan, Steve Reed MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Croydon faces a long night of election counts and re-counts

After the longest election campaign in British history, with millions spent on red, blue and purple posters, it’s still too close to call. Nationally and, as WALTER CRONXITE reports, here in Croydon’s very own marginal battleground seat Pay your money, … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Business, Croydon Central, Esther Sutton, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Peter Staveley, Sarah Jones MP, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UKIP candidate confirms he’s running a ‘soft’ campaign

UKIP’s candidate in Croydon Central has confirmed that he is running a subdued election campaign, and claims it does not matter whether Gavin Barwell or Sarah Jones wins the seat in next week’s General Election. According to Peter Staveley, both … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Peter Staveley, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Latest polls point to Tories praying for rain in Croydon Central

WALTER CRONXITE has got his abacus out again to examine the implications of London-wide polling results Friday’s YouGov poll for the Evening Boris, dedicated just to London voters, gives a chance to provide another analysis on where the marginal Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Andrew Pelling, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Peter Staveley, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Farage supporters told to refund £5,000 council grant

Croydon Council has ordered the return of thousands of pounds of public cash which was awarded to a “community” organisation which has been taken over by a group of UKIP members and supporters of Nigel Farage’s party. A grant of … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Community associations, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Peter Staveley, Sanderstead | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Croydon Central candidates agree hustings for Apr 23

Prime Minister David Cameron may well be “frit” of appearing in televised election debates, but in Croydon, and Croydon Central in particular, there promises to be no shortage of hustings meetings with candidates before May 7. The first to confirm … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Esther Sutton, Gavin Barwell, Peter Staveley, Sarah Jones MP, South Croydon Community Association | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UKIP make ‘crass’ member chairman of Croydon North branch

UKIP in Croydon, who caused widespread disgust when three of its members lodged the call for the Selhurst ward by-election before the funeral of former councillor Gerry Ryan, have rewarded one of those who created the outrage by making him … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon North, David Wood, Gerry Ryan, Peter Staveley, Selhurst, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Chump’ McKenzie could duck showdown over his UKIP future

Winston McKenzie, Croydon UKIP’s “Chump from the Dump”, risks losing his grasp of control over local party matters at a meeting tonight. McKenzie and his closest political aide, Marianne Bowness, were forced to stand down as officers of the local … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon North, Peter Staveley, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Date set for Winston McKenzie to fight for his UKIP future

A showdown over the future of UKIP as an organised political party in Croydon will take place next week, with an extraordinary general meeting (another one) of the shambolic Lambeth and Croydon North branch. The Lambeth and Croydon North branch … Continue reading

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UKIP Croydon leader forced to apologise for ‘crass’ members

Ahead of UKIP’s candidate selection meeting tonight, Peter Staveley, the party’s branch chairman in Croydon, has issued an apology to the family and friends of Councillor Gerry Ryan, who died last month, for what he describes as “the crass actions” … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gerry Ryan, Peter Staveley, Selhurst, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Staveley tells Kippers he’s ‘very upset’ over Selhurst

Peter Staveley, the UKIP parliamentary candidate in Croydon Central and the chairman of the only UKIP branch still regarded by their own party as competent to operate in the borough, has issued a furious email to his local colleagues over … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Gavin Barwell, Peter Staveley, Selhurst, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment