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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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