Category Archives: David White

Labour officials pick ‘worst-ever’ candidate for by-election

CROYDON LABOUR IN CRISIS: Emergency resolution from constituency party blames Local Campaign Forum for multiple failures in local elections. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Labour officials have hand-picked as a candidate for the South Croydon election re-run someone who three weeks … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, Cane Hill Park Residents' Association, Carole Bonner, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Croydon North, Croydon South, David White, Fieldway, Jason Perry, Maria Gatland, Michael Neal, New Addington, Old Coulsdon, Oliver Lewis, South Croydon, Steve Reed MP, Stuart King, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Croydon May 2022 is writing on the wall for Starmer’s Labour

CROYDON IN CRISIS: One week on from the election count that turned the council from merely a bankrupt borough into a national laughing stock, JIMMY BALDWIN adds his personal reflections on the events that took place at Trinity School from … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, 2022 Croydon Mayor election, David Evans, David White, Gavin Barwell, Mayor Jason Perry, New Addington, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Val Shawcross, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Labour’s purge continues prompting more activists to leave

Even as the packed hall at hustings in Park Hill on Thursday night was being told by one of the Mayoral candidates in next month’s elections that Labour’s “main activity is expelling each other”, Inside Croydon was receiving news of … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Central, David White, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Former Corbyn aide Fisher wins local constituency party vote

Andrew Fisher, the Labour Party’s executive director of policy under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, was elected as the chair of the Croydon Central Constituency Labour Party last night. The shock outcome saw him unseat Carole Bonner, the steadfastly loyal Newman numpty. … Continue reading

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Labour’s disciplinary procedures are all about factionalism

ANDREW FISHER (pictured right), Director of Policy at the Labour Party when Jeremy Corbyn was leader, questions the dubious procedures, the lack of due process and even bullying in the treatment of some Croydon colleagues As reported by Inside Croydon … Continue reading

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Labour centrists expel veteran Croydon campaigner White

CROYDON LABOUR IN CRISIS: A former Labour member of the GLC and long-time activist in Croydon Central who did much to get Sarah Jones elected to parliament has been kicked out of the party because of pro-Palestinian tweets from eight … Continue reading

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‘Beyond farce’ as Labour purges veteran Croydon official

STEVEN DOWNES reports on the latest,  and predictable, move by the Labour leadership in what is being called ‘a witch hunt’ against the left David White, one of the longest-serving Labour officials in Croydon, has been “administratively suspended” by the … Continue reading

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Newman supporters stage takeover of local Labour party

The ‘Starmerisation’ of the Labour Party last week saw supporters of Croydon’s disgraced former council leader rally to his cause. By WALTER CRONXITE, political editor Friends and supporters of Tony Newman staged a takeover of his local Labour Party last … Continue reading

Posted in Carole Bonner, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, David Evans, David White, Fairfield, Hamida Ali, Jose Joseph, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones MP, Simon Hall, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Caragh Skipper, Chris Clark, Clive Fraser, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, David White, Fairfield, Jose Joseph, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Caragh Skipper, Chris Clark, Croydon Central, David White, Fairfield, Jose Joseph, Niro Sirisena, Sarah Jones MP, Tony Newman, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Brick by Brick, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, David White, Housing | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

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

Tory candidate Barwell is caught breaking rules for a fifth time

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on a serial offender Gavin Barwell is breaking the rules on use of parliamentary resources for electioneering. Again. Less than two years since the Tory career politician received a formal warning for abusing his state-funded … 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

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2017 General Election, Allders, Boxpark, Croydon Central, Croydon North, David White, Gavin Barwell, Patsy Cummings, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Nimby housing minister Barwell pimps Britain at MIPIM

Gavin Barwell, the government’s Nimby housing minister, has outraged elected local councillors in Croydon and across the country with remarks he has made at MIPIM, the “booze and hookers fest” which doubles as the world’s largest gathering of property speculators … Continue reading

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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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Little Progress in Croydon, as Newman backs another loser

WALTER CRONXITE says there were plenty of Croydon mentions at the Labour conference, but few signs that those in charge of the local party are about the embrace enthusiasm for the leadership any time soon As Croydon’s Labour politicians and … Continue reading

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Corbyn supporters in Croydon Labour continue to be purged

With a matter of days to go until voting closes in the latest phase of the never-ending Labour leadership contest, and the purge of Corbyn supporters within the Croydon Labour Party continues, with members suspended and told that their votes … Continue reading

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No joke: Croydon comedian Steel reads the bans for Labour

Mark Steel, the stand-up comedian and broadcaster from Croydon who was barred from joining the Labour Party because of his support for another political group nearly a decade ago, has called for some Labour MPs to be banned for supporting … Continue reading

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