Category Archives: Croydon Central

Labour gives Jones chance of rematch against MP Barwell

WALTER CRONXITE on Croydon’s early runners and riders in the 2017 General Election stakes Sarah Jones, the Labour Party candidate who two years ago came within 165 votes of unseating Tory Gavin Barwell in Croydon Central, has been told by … Continue reading

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£1.4bn Westfield: Wait goes on as planning meeting scrapped

BARRATT HOLMES reports on the latest delay in long-promised town centre redevelopment More frustrations have been raised about when, if ever, work will begin on the £1.4billion Westfield supermall in Croydon after the council cancelled a planning committee meeting scheduled … Continue reading

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Corbyn tells Croydon: We’re coming for you, Barwell

STEVEN DOWNES reports as the General Election campaign starts on a high street in south London It was just a couple of hours after the House of Commons vote which enabled the Tories to ignore their own Fixed Term Parliament … Continue reading

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£180m Fairfield operator contract is called-in for scrutiny

Fifteen Conservative councillors signed official forms to call-in the decision to award the operator contract for the Fairfield Halls, a move which some fear might delay the appointment process, and others have described as petty political point-scoring. The matter will … Continue reading

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UKIP admits members were bouncers at MP Barwell’s debate

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports on how one local party thinks that ‘defending democracy’ means putting a couple of heavies on the door to exclude people from a debate UKIP’s Croydon branch has admitted that its members – at … Continue reading

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Definitely, Maybe: General Election is a boost for Barwell

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the likely local consequences of this morning’s announcement of a General Election on June 8 Croydon Central, which has been a marginal parliamentary seat for 30 years, where gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell was returned in 2015 with … Continue reading

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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

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