Category Archives: Gavin Barwell

MPs’ gofers and failed businesses: new cabinet’s back-stories

Top team, or top chumps? Town Hall reporter KEN LEE runs the rule over the backgrounds of the new Mayor and his Tory colleagues in charge of delivering £68m-worth of budget cuts over the next two financial years We know … Continue reading

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‘Morally and politically, the government needs to do more’

Tory peer and former Croydon MP has barbed criticism for his former parliamentary colleagues Croydon’s local election results left one prominent Tory Party grandee in something of a quandary. “Lord” Gavin Barwell of Clarion is the former Croydon Central MP … Continue reading

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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

‘The Prime Minister admits he lied’ says Tory Lord Barwell

Boris Johnson should resign over Partygate: that is the clear view taken by the former Croydon Central MP. But having law-breakers running the country at Westminster won’t affect how he votes in next month’s Town Hall elections. By WALTER CRONXITE, … Continue reading

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MP Philp subject of complaint to parliamentary commission

WALTER CRONXITE discovers another Tory politician breaking the rules for the advantage of his party-loving political party Chris Philp is the latest member of the Conservative Party Party Party to be placed under an official investigation. Philp, the Tory MP … Continue reading

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Grenfell inquiry set to quiz Barwell over ignored warnings

Former Conservative housing minister is set to give evidence about his part in what has been described as ‘one of the greatest public policy failures anywhere in the modern world’ Gavin Barwell, the former Croydon MP who as housing minister … Continue reading

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MP Jones accused of breaking Commons rules over leaflet

Sarah Jones, Labour’s MP for Croydon Central, has been accused of breaking parliamentary rules over the use of the Commons logo and her Westminster email address on constituency “updates” which feature her party’s candidate for election as the borough’s first … Continue reading

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Tory Barwell and his £10,000 donation from the oligarchs

Croydon’s Tories have failed to answer questions over what exactly was expected in return when their MP received a couple of cash payments from donors with links to Putin’s Russia. By STEVEN DOWNES Gavin Barwell, now Lord Barwell, received donations … Continue reading

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Officials knew dangers of cladding 15 years before Grenfell

Evidence given at the inquiry into the deaths of 72 people in North Kensington in 2017 show that the priority of successive governments was always ‘the demands of corporate interests above the needs of people’, according to a union leader … Continue reading

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‘Leftie’ Barwell adds to chorus of disapproval over ‘Partygate’

Two of south London’s Conservative MPs are damaging their own integrity with their floundering appearances on television to defend lying Prime Minister Boris Johnson, reports WALTER CRONXITE, political editor Croydon and Sutton’s senior Tory MPs, government junior ministers Chris Philp … Continue reading

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Boff bashes Boris, as careerist Philp digs himself into a hole

Croydon’s only Conservative MP is rapidly developing a reputation for cravenly saying anything that might get him a promotion. By our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE Croydon South’s Tory MP Chris Philp is looking increasingly marginalised, and more ridiculous than ever, … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, Andrew Boff, Boris Johnson, Chris Philp MP, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Shaun Bailey | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

‘Unbelievable’: Barwell joins chorus of condemnation for PM

Tory grandees, and Gavin Barwell, have begun to turn on Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his and his wife’s attendance at what The Times was today describing as a “boozy shindig” in the Downing Street garden during the first covid … Continue reading

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After wasted decade, Mayoral candidates need town centre plan

How do you replace a long-promised but never delivered £1.4bn redevelopment in the town centre? In his first column of 2022, ANDREW FISHER (left) offers some suggestions Croydon’s town centre has suffered a torrid time of late. The biggest queues … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2022 Croydon Mayor election, Andrew Fisher, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Croydon College, Croydon Council, Education, Gavin Barwell, Housing, London-wide issues, LSBU campus, Planning, Property, Timothy Godfrey, Transport, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

The truth will out: ‘Lord’ Barwell turns on old mate Johnson

“Lord” Gavin Barwell, the sometime Tory MP for Croydon Central and former Downing Street Chief of Staff, has this morning turned on his old mucker, Blundering Boris Johnson, and called for “total honesty” from No10 over the mounting Christmas party … Continue reading

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According to Barwell, Starmer cost Labour the 2019 election

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, got his hands dirty at the weekend, in an effort to save you the uncomfortable displeasure of reading The S*n, and to save you 20 quid For more than 30 years, families on Merseyside and … Continue reading

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Barwell and four ex-ministers summoned to Grenfell inquiry

Gavin Barwell, the former Conservative MP for Croydon Central, is one of five former government ministers who will be called to give evidence to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry in the autumn. “Lord” Barwell is to be summoned together with his … Continue reading

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Grenfell victims still waiting for Barwell’s inquiry summons

CROYDON COMMENTARY:  The former Croydon Central MP this week backed calls for a public inquiry to be held urgently into the Conservative government’s mishandling of its response to the coronavirus pandemic. But as one loyal reader observes, ‘Lord’ Barwell has … Continue reading

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Barwell backs Cummings’ call for inquiry into covid response

Gavin “Lord” Barwell, the former Croydon MP and sometime Downing Street chief of staff, has waded into the row over yesterday’s explosive account of the government’s chaotic and ill-prepared response to covid-19 given to a Westminster committee by Dominic Cummings. … Continue reading

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You’re caught in a trap: Barwell’s election advice to Labour

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Recriminations over Thursday’s elections, in particular Labour’s loss of the Hartlepool parliamentary seat, will continue for some days yet as other results, including the London Assembly and council by-elections, trickle in. Here, former Tory MP GAVIN BARWELL, pictured, … Continue reading

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Banned! Barwell blocks Inside Croydon from his little chat

In the week that the Grenfell fire inquiry resumed, the former minister who failed to act on multiple warnings about the dangers around tower blocks is staging a cosy little fund-raiser all about his ‘career’. We wanted to listen in. … Continue reading

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MP calls on Chancellor for fairer funding for south London

Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon Central, used a speech in parliament’s Budget debate yesterday to repeat her call for East Croydon Station to be “re-zoned” in the capital’s public transport fares system to Zone 4 – even though her … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Commuting, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, East Croydon, Gavin Barwell, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, TfL, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Thornton Heath ‘boosted’ by Camilla’s vaccination centre visit

Health service workers, volunteers and those Thornton Heath locals arriving at a local church for their coronavirus vaccination appointment at lunchtime today were given an added boost when the Duchess of Cornwall turned up on a visit to see the … Continue reading

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Tory candidate for London Mayor accused of campaign fraud

Lawyers acting for the Labour Party have accused Shaun Bailey of a form of fraud ahead of the London Mayoral elections, after his campaign last month distributed leaflets headed with fake City Hall insignia. The leaflets made the claim that … Continue reading

Posted in 2021 London elections, Gavin Barwell, London-wide issues, Mario Creatura, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Shaun Bailey | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

‘Best in the business’ Creatura lands new Westminster job

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the latest job manoeuvre by someone whose political ambitions exceed his abilities Mario Creatura, the Tory councillor who sought the help of the SPAC Nation cult church to try to win him the Croydon Central … Continue reading

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Barwell’s Downing Street book is promising ‘revelations’

Gavin Barwell, the author of the less-than-acclaimed How To Lose A Marginal Seat, has been signed up to write another book. As if the £305 per day attendance allowance at the House of Lords was not enough, nor the various … Continue reading

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