Category Archives: David White

Newman feels pressure as Fairfield selection referred for review

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how an internal party scandal is about to cause more discomfort for the Croydon council leader As council leader Tony Newman comes under increasing pressure over a range of policy failures, while the Democratically Elected … Continue reading

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Newman stifles report which alleges conspiracy over selection

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on a leaked report over the rumbling row in Croydon Labour over a selection stitch-up that saw Tony Newman’s favoured candidate put forward for last November’s Fairfield council by-election A internal party report, leaked to … Continue reading

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Lloyd’s legacy to Croydon offers a real breath of fresh air

DAVID WHITE on one of Croydon’s greatest, greenest assets For all its faults and challenges, Croydon is a great place to live. One feature which makes it great in my eyes is its parks and green spaces. All 127 of … Continue reading

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‘I think the council was right to give Brick by Brick a try’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Not everyone thinks that the council-owned house-builder is doing a bad job. Here DAVID WHITE puts the case in favour of Brick by Brick The housing crisis is getting worse because of Tory government policies, not because of … Continue reading

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Former MP John Moore, the ‘Icarus of Thatcherism’, has died

WALTER CRONXITE charts the career of someone once seen by Margaret Thatcher as her successor as Prime Minister The death has been reported this week of the first MP for Croydon Central, John Moore. Moore, who was Conservative MP for … Continue reading

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Enough to make you physically sick: Labour official Chukas up

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on how the stresses and strains of Brexit are showing themselves in the local Labour Party A Labour Party official who works in Croydon MP Sarah Jones’s office yesterday courted controversy and internal party division … Continue reading

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Corbyn’s ‘commonsense socialism’ is creating real change

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The Labour Party’s annual conference ended in Liverpool with progress being made, writes DAVID WHITE “I am a socialist and one day so will the Labour Party be.” Those were the words of Donald Soper, the Methodist minister, … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn: ‘We are now the political mainstream’

CONFERENCE SKETCH: Something has changed in British politics in the past year, and it was palpable at the Labour Party conference. Party veteran DAVID WHITE reports from Brighton Transformed. I think that would be the word to describe the Labour … Continue reading

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Momentum makes gains but Newman’s still in Blairite civil war

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest developments within local Labour parties, including in LibDem Tom Brake’s Carshalton and Wallington fiefdom Momentum, the grassroots movement established to support Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and values within the Labour Party, gained, well… some … Continue reading

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Labour pains as rival right-wing groups cling to control

WALTER CRONXITE on the north-south divide over candidate selection for next year’s council elections A war of words has broken out between rival right-wingers in Croydon’s Labour Party, as they fight to retain positions, patronage and power following their stunning … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alisa Flemming, Andrew Fisher, Clive Fraser, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, David White, Emily Benn, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones MP, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments