Category Archives: Gavin Barwell MP

Croydon BID cancels election hustings after Manchester bomb

An election debate for Croydon Central, due to be staged tonight by the town centre’s Business Improvement District, has been cancelled following last night’s horrific bombing in Manchester. At least 22 were killed, including several children, and another 50 were … Continue reading

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Barwell bottles it: Tory minister pulls out of education debate

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, asks the burning question of the General Election campaign in Croydon: is gaffe-prone Gavin scared of fucking up? Or is he just frit? Gavin Barwell, the Conservative MP for Croydon  Central since 2010, has pulled … Continue reading

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Private Eye lampoons Barwell’s empty ‘pledge’ on knife crime

It seems that others are beginning to notice the way Gavin Barwell, the Conservative candidate who is defending his 165-vote majority in Croydon Central, says one thing in his campaign literature when trying to get re-elected, but then does something … Continue reading

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Shock as Labour manifesto backs BML2 rail scheme

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, reports on an election commitment which could scare off voters in London’s most marginal seat When it was officially launched this morning the Labour Party election manifesto, much trailed through leaks last week, when formally … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Addiscombe, BML2, Croydon Central, Croydon South, East Croydon, Gavin Barwell MP, Property, Purley, Sarah Jones, Selsdon & Ballards, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 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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Barwell says £1.5m to save lives on our roads is ‘wasteful’

KEN LEE, our south of the borough correspondent, reports on the latest not-very-bright piece of opposition-for-opposition’s sake dreamt up by the local Conservatives The latest exercise in political point-scoring from Croydon’s Tories, including gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell, could put children’s lives … Continue reading

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£1.4bn Westfield planning meeting to be held on May 24

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, names the date. At last The much-delayed application for permission to build a £1.4billion supermall where the Whitgift Centre and Centrale now stand will go before the council’s planning committee at the Town Hall in … Continue reading

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