Category Archives: Croydon North

Labour members get chance to ask Reed about Corbyn coup

Labour members in Croydon North, who Steve Reed OBE, the constituency MP, refused to answer with a frank explanation of his position over the party’s leadership, have the chance to get up close and personal with Progress vice-chair this Saturday … Continue reading

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Labour members investigate how to oust Blairite MP Reed

More details have emerged from the Croydon North Labour annual meeting a fortnight ago which demonstrate that the power struggle in the party nationally between Blairites and supporters of Jeremy Corbyn is also being played out fiercely at local level. … Continue reading

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It’s May’s day in Croydon as Conservative MPs snub Boris

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, who has not slept since June 22, reports on the latest shenanigans from the borough’s elected representatives at the Palace of Varieties Chris Philp and Gavin Barwell, Croydon’s two Conservative MPs, have today come out … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 EU referendum, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Time for us all to act against London’s invisible killer

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Thousands of Londoners die each year because of an environmental issue which our MPs, councillors and London Mayor seem unwilling to do anything about. CONNIE MINTON says it is long overdue that we demanded action over this public … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Chris Philp MP, Croydon Council, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, Health, Mayor of London, Planning, Sadiq Khan, Steve Reed MP, TfL, Transport, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

MP Reed never consulted us on Corbyn, say Labour members

Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP for Lambeth South/Croydon North [delete to taste] waited until this morning before joining the exodus of right wingers from the Labour Party’s shadow cabinet, issuing a letter announcing that he is resigning from his … Continue reading

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Brexit uncertainties could mean a crisis for Croydon’s face lift

In the aftermath of yesterday’s EU Referendum, WALTER CRONXITE finds some senior figures close to the £1.4bn Whitgift Centre redevelopment feeling very nervous about its prospects “The real fear now must be that Westfield walk away. They’ve done it before, … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2016 EU referendum, Business, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Central Hill’s open weekend to show the estate they are in

A much-admired housing estate in Crystal Palace which is under threat of demolition by the local council is open to public view this weekend, to dispel Tory-driven myths of “sink estates”, as part of something called the Open Garden Estates … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Housing, Lambeth Council, London-wide issues, Outside Croydon, Steve Reed MP, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Greens come close to unseating Progress in library dispute

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a Lambeth by-election result which offers a warning to Croydon Labour Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP for Lambeth South/Croydon North (delete to distaste) got a bit of a warning overnight, after a Lambeth council by-election … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon North, John Wentworth, Lambeth Council, Libraries, Matthew Bennett, Steve Reed MP, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Corbyn supporter White to campaign for ‘natural justice’

David White, the local official who was summarily suspended without a hearing by Labour over his now notorious Ken Livingstone/Zionist/Hitler tweet, has received no information from the party regarding the procedure for any hearing, who has accused him, nor what … Continue reading

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Labour suspends Croydon Central secretary over Hitler tweet

The Labour Party has suspended David White, the secretary of the Croydon Central constituency party, following complaints over a single tweet sent a fortnight ago in defence of Ken Livingstone, after the former London Mayor’s Hitler and Zionism brain belch. … Continue reading

Posted in Bob Hewlett, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Transport and housing need old policies, not New Labour ones

CROYDON COMMENTARY: A new era has begun for the capital. After an historic election, STEVEN DOWNES reports on the role of a Croydon property developer in Sadiq Khan’s campaign, and how that creates a challenge for the new Mayor of … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Boris Johnson, Housing, Ken Livingstone, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Marina Ahmad, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Steve O'Connell, Steve Reed MP, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

McKenzie’s back on the ballot with the right-wing splitters

It looks like Winston McKenzie may get to stand in an election on May 5 after all. But the “Chump from the Dump”, who was ruled out of being a candidate for the London Mayoralty because he couldn’t manage to … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Callton Young, Croydon North, Emily Benn, Nathan Elvery, West Thornton, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Tory O’Connell oversees yet more cuts for Croydon policing

Having already had the majority of the borough’s police stations closed under the current Conservative Mayor of London, yesterday saw an announcement from the Metropolitan Police that it is to shut five of Croydon’s community bases for its safer neighbourhood … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Boris Johnson, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon North, Kenley, Knife crime, Mayor of London, Policing, Steve O'Connell, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Winston McKenzie shows poor form for the London Mayor race

Winston “the Chump from the Dump” McKenzie is out of the London Mayor election before it has even started. The Croydon-based serial election loser was supposed to be standing for the far-right English Democrats (after having tried his luck, and … Continue reading

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Labour official says party knew of councillor court case in 2013

A long-time official of the local Labour Party has condemned them for selecting and promoting a councillor with links to the Conservative Party. Adrian Dennis is the Croydon alderman who reported his concerns over Labour councillor Matthew Kyeremeh’s political links … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon North, Karen Jewitt, Matthew Kyeremeh, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Croydon Labour had doubts about selecting Kyeremeh in 2013

Croydon Council has, for the first time in more than a decade, a councillor who represents neither Labour nor the Conservatives, after Matthew Kyeremeh refused to resign his Town Hall seat following revelations surrounding his divorce case. Kyeremeh, who was … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon North, Matthew Kyeremeh, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon MPs’ declarations of interest 2015: Steve Reed OBE

Here’s the official December 2015 update of the declarations of interest from the MP for Croydon North/Lambeth South (delete to taste). A grand total of: £10,080 This is for the period since May’s General Election. There doesn’t appear to have … Continue reading

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MP Reed accuses library campaign of ‘disgusting’ lobbying

Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP for Lambeth South/Croydon North (delete according to taste) has entered the row over the closures of four Lambeth libraries, including Upper Norwood Library losing all its professional staff at the end of April, by … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Croydon North, Florence Eshalomi, Lambeth Council, London Assembly, Sadiq Khan, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

McKenzie makes desperate plea for £60,000 in Mayor bid

Failed boxer Winston McKenzie’s political career could be about to be dealt a knock-out blow, and his hopes of running for London Mayor dashed for lack of cash. The serial political loser, who left UKIP last year complaining of racism, … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Job losses and volunteer libraries leaves us feeling let down

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Public library provision is a statutory requirement for local authorities such as Croydon. But they also represent a soft target when councils want to make cuts. ROBERT GIBSON says that the funding announcement for Crystal Palace’s library is … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Croydon Council, Greenwich Leisure, John Wentworth, Lambeth Council, Libraries, Pat Ryan, Steve Reed MP, Timothy Godfrey, Upper Norwood, Upper Norwood Library Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments