Category Archives: Croydon North

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

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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 MP, 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

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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

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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

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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 MP, 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

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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

Just like cabinet, Croydon’s Tory MPs look split over Europe

The political posturing and positioning over the European referendum extends to Croydon’s two Conservative MPs, who appear to be split much like Prime Minister David Cameron’s cabinet. As one Westminster pundit has observed, the referendum on Britain’s membership of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 EU referendum, Ashburton, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gareth Streeter, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Boris finally abandons plans to demolish Crystal Palace track

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has finally abandoned his ill-considered plans to demolish Crystal Palace’s athletics stadium and indoor track, following the deeply flawed consultation conducted by a company which has London’s Olympic hero, Seb Coe, as its executive chairman. … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Athletics, Boris Johnson, Croydon North, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Darren Johnson, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Property, Sport, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Happy birthday, Kate Moss. Croydon really needs you

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The borough does little to engage or encourage some of its greatest assets, its people. By STEVEN DOWNES Happy birthday, Kate Moss. One of the most famous faces in the world, or “a good-looking chick from Croydon” as … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Art, Charity, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Reed leads call for McKenzie to be evicted from Big Brother

Steve Reed OBE, who was re-elected as MP last May when Winston McKenzie stood against him as the UKIP candidate in Croydon North, has led the calls for the former boxer to be sacked from Celebrity Big Brother following the … Continue reading

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Non-celebrity political loser Winston McKenzie is in the house

STEVEN DOWNES watches the reality TV show, so you don’t have to DAY ONE in the Big Bruvva house… And so the 17th celebrity season of Big Brother gets underway tonight, from 9pm on Channel 5 with, it is fair … Continue reading

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Winston McKenzie’s Celebrity Big Brother gig won’t end well

The comedy gold on the 2016 edition of Celebrity Big Brother seems destined to be provided by the “Chump from the Dump”, South Norwood’s very own Winston McKenzie. The line-up was “leaked” (ie. handed to) the Sunday edition of the … Continue reading

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The year in review, as it really happened inside Croydon

2015 marked the fifth year of publication of Inside Croydon, and we’re proud to continue to offer truly independent coverage of what is really happening in the borough, the unvarnished truth, without influence or favours from the speculators or politicians, … Continue reading

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McKenzie finds new friends in party with links to EDL

More comedy gold from Winston McKenzie, who even the local papers are describing as “Croydon’s political bed-hopper”, after he announced that he has joined the English Democrats and is to be their candidate for election as London Mayor. A month … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Tory MPs vote for war; Reed progresses own cause

How did Croydon’s three MPs vote in last night’s historic Parliamentary debate on military action in Syria? WALTER CRONXITE counted them all out, and counted them back in again With one a Tory Government whip and one a Westminster new … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments