Category Archives: Catriona Ogilvy

Bake Off fan Reed wants to have his cake and eat it

It is probably fair to say that Steve Reed OBE, an erstwhile leading light in the Progress party-within-a-party, was not holding his breath waiting for a phone call from the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to offer him another job in … Continue reading

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Labour members get chance to ask Reed about Corbyn coup

Labour members in Croydon North, who Steve Reed OBE, the constituency MP, refused to answer with a frank explanation of his position over the party’s leadership, have the chance to get up close and personal with Progress vice-chair this Saturday … Continue reading

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MP Reed never consulted us on Corbyn, say Labour members

Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP for Lambeth South/Croydon North [delete to taste] waited until this morning before joining the exodus of right wingers from the Labour Party’s shadow cabinet, issuing a letter announcing that he is resigning from his … Continue reading

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Red faces for Reed and supporters as CLP picks Corbyn

WALTER CRONXITE reports from the back row of a Thornton Heath church hall at a local Labour Party meeting, where the Blairites are becoming increasingly shrill in their discomfort Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP for Lambeth South, is looking … Continue reading

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Constituency members snub MP Reed in CLP election

Is Lambeth South starting to be reclaimed as Croydon North? It is difficult not to put that sort of construction on matters when the MP, Steve Reed OBE, was reduced to lobbying local party members to vote for his friend … Continue reading

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Help to make The Smallest Things matter on Prematurity Day

CATRIONA OGILVY is a Croydon mum whose two sons were both born prematurely. Today is World Prematurity Day, and here she explains why that matters, and how you can help On World Prematurity Day, parents, professionals and organisations are joining … Continue reading

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A Viscount, two Lords and a comedian back Labour campaign

Eddie Izzard was out campaigning in Croydon town centre this morning with local Labour leader Tony Newman. Cue jokes from all other political parties about there being more than one comedian in Croydon Labour… It’s unclear whether many of the … Continue reading

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Sarah Jones wins Labour’s nomination for Croydon Central

Sarah Jones was this afternoon selected by local Labour party members as their candidate to run at the 2015 parliamentary election in Croydon Central against sitting Tory MP, Gavin Barwell. Jones, a mother of four who lives in the constituency, … Continue reading

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Local leader Newman backs Butler in Central selection race

Labour makes its candidate selection for the Croydon Central parliamentary seat from a four-strong all-woman short-list tomorrow, with a leading figure in the party locally warning that they face “one of the toughest of political battles ever”. According to Inside … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Catriona Ogilvy, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Louisa Woodley, Malcolm Wicks MP, Sarah Jones MP, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour candidate makes virtue of lack of union support

One of the women short-listed for selection as candidate in the Croydon Central parliamentary seat by the local Labour party has sought to distance herself from the trades union movement – despite having been a senior union member in the … Continue reading

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Beware bigotry wrapped in the cloak of liberalism

In the wake of Woolwich, the racists are coming to our streets later this month. Yet as ANDREW FISHER reports, even one of Labour’s candidates in the Croydon Central parliamentary selection has accepted the endorsement of an “anti-sharia campaigner” Croydon … Continue reading

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Butler and Jones emerge as front-runners in Central race

Alison Butler and Sarah Jones have emerged as the front-runners for selection as the Labour candidate for the Croydon Central parliamentary seat, following two days of meetings among a panel of local members of the party. Croydon Central is held … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Catriona Ogilvy, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Hamida Ali, Louisa Woodley, Sarah Jones MP, Thornton Heath, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Croydon Central: take part in Croydon’s first open primary

Community engagement? Democracy? Today, Inside Croydon is attempting to bring a touch of democracy to the election process in Croydon, with the borough’s first ever online open primary. The open primary is the system used in the United States, where … Continue reading

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Croydon Central open primary: Catriona Ogilvy

Catriona Ogilvy offers the prospect of an OT rather than yet another OE for parliament. Ogilvy is an occupational therapist (rather than an Old Etonian, like so many members of David Cameron’s elitist cabinet), and she works in the NHS. … Continue reading

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Ten women declare for Labour’s Central shortlist

Ten women have put themselves forward for selection by the Labour party as the prospective candidate for Croydon Central parliamentary seat at the General Election, due to be held in 2015. The deadline for applications was yesterday, and saw a … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Catriona Ogilvy, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Hamida Ali, Jane Avis, Louisa Woodley, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Councillor Avis confirmed in Labour’s race for Croydon Central

Jane Avis, a senior councillor within Labour’s group at Croydon Town Hall, is the latest to put her name forward as a potential candidate to run for parliament in Croydon Central in 2015. Avis and local activist Hamida Ali submitted … Continue reading

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Butler quick to declare candidacy for Labour nomination

Alison Butler, the deputy leader of the Labour group on Croydon Council, has given up her job at Westminster as she launches her campaign for selection as her party’s parliamentary election candidate to stand against Gavin Barwell in Croydon Central … Continue reading

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