Category Archives: Croydon North

Tories pick B-List election candidate. And fail to announce it

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but there is a Conservative candidate for the council by-election, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Croydon Conservatives have chosen their candidate to stand in the South Norwood council by-election on September 7. It is to be Rebecca … Continue reading

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Cummings sees off Blairite campaign with win on first ballot

WALTER CRONXITE reports from South Norwood on what may prove to be a significant Labour selection decision In the end, it wasn’t even close. Labour’s selection meeting to choose a candidate to stand in the forthcoming South Norwood by-election overwhelmingly … Continue reading

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Cummings selection video highlights fault-lines in local Labour

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest public arm-wrestle among the Blairites and Corbyn supporters in the party in Croydon Labour’s selection of a candidate to stand for the council vacancy in South Norwood in a by-election to be staged in … Continue reading

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Croydon has too few officers to police soaring knife crime

Incidents of knife crime in Croydon have nearly doubled in the past year, with 13 murders in the borough since January 2016. But police shortages in Croydon have become so bad that there were no officers available to visit the … Continue reading

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Labour has all-BAME shortlist for South Norwood selection

WALTER CRONXITE has the runners and riders for Labour candidate selection in South Norwood Labour Party members in South Norwood will choose their candidate for the ward by-election from an all-BAME short-list at a meeting on Saturday. Ward officials selected … Continue reading

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Momentum makes gains but Newman’s still in Blairite civil war

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest developments within local Labour parties, including in LibDem Tom Brake’s Carshalton and Wallington fiefdom Momentum, the grassroots movement established to support Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and values within the Labour Party, gained, well… some … Continue reading

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Reed files objections to plans for 530-room Crystal Palace hotel

Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Lambeth South/Croydon North, has moved to block plans to build a mega-hotel on Church Road. The Labour MP has aired concerns that the proposals for the Queen’s Hotel on Church Road are already causing … Continue reading

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