Category Archives: Croydon Central

Tories oppose 2,000 homes in housing minister’s constituency

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the planning permission granted to a Labour council scheme which could make Gavin Barwell’s constituency a safe Tory seat Barely a year before the next Town Hall elections, and Croydon Tories last night handed a gift-wrapped … Continue reading

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Barwell in Crisis: homelessness shelter opens on Surrey Street

WALTER CRONXITE on how the housing minister needs to take proper responsibility for creating demand for a charity shelter in his own constituency It says something about what Croydon has become that the national homelessness charity has today opened its 11th … Continue reading

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Watson’s moving speech homes in on a Labour weakness

WALTER CRONXITE on what could turn out to be another boost for local estate agents, unwittingly provided by Croydon Council Mark Watson is going nowhere – and that’s official. Well, at least that’s what the under-pressure Addiscombe councillor told a … Continue reading

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Tories object to flats – one mile from housing minister’s home

WALTER CRONXITE highlights the latest egregious example of hypocrisy and misrepresentation from Croydon’s Conservatives In the week of the government’s housing White Paper, when the focus was on resolving the housing crisis, Croydon Conservatives led by Tim “Nice But Dim” … Continue reading

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Barwell White Paper undermines £270m council homes scheme

BARRATT HOLMES finds that the government’s housing policies include a measure which goes against Treasury advice and may deter local authorities such as Croydon from building The housing White Paper, introduced yesterday by Croydon Central Tory MP Gavin Barwell, could … Continue reading

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Housing minister Barwell claimed that rents have fallen

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, has unearthed more evidence of the local MP’s somewhat cavalier approach to the truth How times change, eh, Gav? Almost exactly a year ago, but importantly before he was housing minister, Croydon Central’s Tory MP … Continue reading

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Assembly Member tells Barwell to ‘get a grip’ over housing

As Tory housing minister Gavin Barwell lamely tweeted this morning that the government housing White Paper he is introducing today “is not a silver bullet”, Labour’s housing spokesman at the London Assembly was telling the Croydon Central MP to “get … Continue reading

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