Category Archives: Eddy Arram

Gone in a puff of smoke: Barwell’s office becomes vape shop

It was often accused of being the source of an inordinate amount of hot air and noxious gas, so it is perhaps in some way fitting that now, less than three months after Gavin Barwell was kicked out of Parliament … Continue reading

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Wanted: someone who can make Gavin Barwell look good

Gavin Barwell, the MP for Croydon Central, is recruiting. “I am currently advertising for a caseworker, who as well as helping me provide support to my constituents would also be responsible for liaison with the local media and developing my … Continue reading

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‘Offensive, patronising and pathetic’: Croydon Tory slates Zac

A prominent member of Croydon Conservatives has described the Zac Goldsmith Mayoral campaign as “offensive, patronising, off-putting, negative and pathetic”. John Cartwright also publicly admitted that to “register a protest”, he voted for Sian Berry, the Green Party candidate, as … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Eddy Arram, Gavin Barwell, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Steve O'Connell, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Bogus Barwell shows his true colours as millionaires’ mate

Who do you want your MP to represent after being elected on Thursday? Do you want them to go to Westminster to represent you? Or do you want them to provide more support for multi-million pound property speculators? STEVEN DOWNES, … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Business, CPO, Croydon Central, Eddy Arram, Gavin Barwell, Housing, John Burton, Mayor of London, Planning, Sarah Jones MP, Stiles Harold Williams, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Desperate Barwell offers endorsements from his employees

As the General Election campaign enters its final month (thank goodness!), WALTER CRONXITE checks out who is actually supporting the MP for the Whitgift Foundation The thing which is becoming increasingly apparent about Gavin Barwell, the “Don’t Mention the Tories” … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Addiscombe West, Broad Green, Croydon Central, Eddy Arram, Gavin Barwell, South Norwood, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

96 days to go and councillors’ self-interest is showing

Have you had someone with a rosette knock at your door yet? You will, says WALTER CRONXITE, you will. Though how the tax-payers of Croydon will benefit from one of the longest election campaigns in history is questionable Fed up … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Addiscombe West, Chris Wright, Croydon Central, Dudley Mead, Eddy Arram, Gavin Barwell, Helen Pollard, Jan Buttinger, Jason Cummings, Jason Perry, Louisa Woodley, Maggie Mansell, Malcolm Wicks MP, Margaret Mead, Maria Gatland, Mario Creatura, Mark Watson, Patricia Hay-Justice, Robert Canning, Sara Bashford, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Hollands, Tim Pollard, Timothy Godfrey, Tony Newman, Wayne Lawlor, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Croydon Council to honour former police commander who was criticised over Stephen Lawrence racist murder investigation

The Labour leadership on Croydon Council “should be ashamed”, according to a leading black activist, over their decision to award one of the borough’s highest civic honours to a former senior Metropolitan Police officer who was heavily criticised over his conduct … Continue reading

Posted in Ashburton, Avril Slipper, Coulsdon West, Crime, Croydon Council, David Osland, Eddy Arram, Graham Bass, Janet Marshall, Knife crime, London-wide issues, Policing, Shirley, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Secret meeting to dole out council’s Trumpton-esque honours

There’s another example of just how “open and transparent” the business of the council has become since Labour took control of the Town Hall after the local elections. Tonight, before the main business of the cabinet meeting, there is another … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Eddy Arram, Mike Fisher, Pat Ryan, Tim Pollard, Toni Letts, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tory ward chairman quits to stand for UKIP in Ashburton

Robert King, who until last month was the chairman of a Conservative ward association and who stood for the Tories as their candidate at the last local elections in Croydon, will be a candidate for UKIP in Ashburton at the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Adam Kellett, Addiscombe West, Ashburton, Croydon Central, Eddy Arram, Gareth Streeter, Gavin Barwell, Mike Fisher, Peter Staveley, Robert King, Sylvia MacDonald | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tories dump councillor No3 as Barwell strengthens his hand

Andy Stranack was duly selected on Saturday night as a Tory candidate for Heathfield ward in May’s local elections. Stranack’s selection saw a third sitting Conservative councillor dumped in the selection process so far and provided the latest sign that … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Dudley Mead, Eddy Arram, Gavin Barwell, Heathfield, Helen Pollard, Ian Parker, Jason Cummings, Justin Cromie, Lynne Hale, Margaret Mead, Phil Thomas, Sanderstead, Sara Bashford, Selsdon & Ballards, Steve Reed MP, Tim Pollard, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Selection rows see King abdicate from Addiscombe Tories

A senior Conservative Party official in MP Gavin Barwell’s Croydon Central parliamentary constituency has given up his influential position, as a row  over the Tories’ candidate selections for May’s local elections begins to grow. Robert King stood as a Tory … Continue reading

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Tories dump ‘Nightmayor’ Arram in Ashburton ward selection

As predicted by Inside Croydon, Croydon Conservatives last night dumped Eddy Arram, a local councillor for more than 30 years, when they selected their candidates to stand in Ashburton ward in the local elections in May. And the Tories are … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Adam Kellett, Ashburton, Avril Slipper, Eddy Arram, Gareth Streeter, Mike Fisher, Phil Thomas, Sylvia MacDonald | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Secrecy surrounds council’s sale of old Ashburton Library

A Town Hall meeting tonight will discuss the sale of the old library building in Ashburton Park. But the ultra-secretive Tory administration that controls the council is refusing to reveal to the public the sale price of the publicly owned … Continue reading

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Fisher holds fire on Tory selections to force through budget

In 14 Thursdays’ time, on May 22, you will be able to vote for up to three people who you want to help run your local services until 2018. Yet the Conservatives who have controlled Croydon Town Hall for the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Addiscombe West, Ashburton, Avril Slipper, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Croydon Greens, David Osland, Eddy Arram, Gavin Barwell, Graham Bass, New Addington, Purley, South Croydon, Tony Pearson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Are Tories about to show exit door to “nightmayor” Arram?

Croydon Tories appear to be preparing to dump the 2012 Mayor of Croydon from their candidates for May’s Town Hall elections. Veteran Ashburton councillor Eddy Arram was a uniquely divisive, despised and somewhat ridiculous figure when he donned the pompous … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Adam Kellett, Ashburton, Avril Slipper, Eddy Arram | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council’s secrets and lies over sale of old Ashburton Library

Residents have been outraged yet again at the latest pawn shop move to flog off public property by the wide boys who control Croydon Council, following an advertisement appearing in the local press offering the old Ashburton Library building for … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Adam Kellett, Art, Ashburton, Avril Slipper, Croydon Council, Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society, David Lean Cinema Campaign, Eddy Arram, Education, Environment, History, Libraries, Planning, Riesco Collection, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Woodside Labour councillor Jewitt fails to win selection

The Croydon Labour party’s selection process for candidates to stand at next year’s Town Hall elections claimed its first casualty on Wednesday night, when Karen Jewitt, councillor for Woodside ward, failed to be selected. Jewitt has been a Croydon councillor … Continue reading

Posted in Adam Kellett, Ashburton, Avril Slipper, Coulsdon West, David Osland, Eddy Arram, Graham Bass, Karen Jewitt, Paul Scott, Phil Thomas, Purley, Selsdon & Ballards, Tony Newman, Uncategorized, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Countdown to council elections begins in Toy Town gowns

CROYDON COMMENTARY: It is one year until the council elections, and for some, they have everything to lose, writes STEVEN DOWNES Last night’s instalment of a new Mayor of Croydon, Sanderstead councillor Yvette Hopley, marked the firing of the starter’s … Continue reading

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Inside Croydon’s Hero of the Week: John Cartwright

Inside Croydon puts great store in “doing the right thing”, and our local hero (cue Knopfler guitar music) for the past week is therefore John Cartwright. A relatively new member of the Croydon Conservative party, Cartwright did the right thing … Continue reading

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Tory calls for de-selection of “contemptible” councillor Arram

Local Conservatives’ new recruit John Cartwright has called for the de-selection of Croydon Mayor Eddy Arram ahead of next year’s council elections, alleging that the Ashburton councillor bullied a member of the public at last Monday’s Town Hall meeting. Arram’s … Continue reading

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Attention-seeking mayor deserves the Advertiser’s criticism

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Eddy Arram, presiding over a full council meeting for the last time, this week managed to do something which many believed was impossible: getting the editors of Inside Croydon and the Croydon Sadvertiser to agree, at least on … Continue reading

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Inside Croydon’s Hero of the Week: Marzia Nicodemi-Ehikioya

Marzia Nicodemi-Ehikioya won’t like this. Like that’s ever stopped us in the past. But the Shirley resident is Inside Croydon’s “Hero of the Week”, because she took a stand – or rather a seat – against a jumped-up little tyrant. … Continue reading

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Council newspaper forgets to mention mayor’s Arnhem trip

Croydon Council is “sexing up” its official record of public meetings, apparently in a vain effort to make its controversial and inept mayor, Eddy Arram, look like less of a plonker than everyone knows him to be. Yet even the … Continue reading

Posted in Ashburton, Croydon Council, Eddy Arram, Graham Cadle, Hayley Lewis, History, Local media, Mike Fisher | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Sanderstead’s Hopley expected to be Croydon’s next mayor

Yvette Hopley, a councillor for Sanderstead, is to be the borough’s next Mayoress, Inside Croydon understands. Hopley, a Purley Oaks resident, has a background in public relations and antiques – some reckon the perfect training for working with Croydon’s Conservatives. … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Nero tendency: fiddling over the election figures

The few visitors to the public gallery for this week’s council meeting at the Town Hall were treated to a couple of innovations. With the assistance of council officials, Conservative councillor Lynne Hale was able to intersperse her speech with … Continue reading

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