Category Archives: Croydon North

‘A lot of issues aren’t partisan’ says some-time Progress MP

After a couple of years doing his best to pretend he had nothing to do with the Blairite factionalists in Progress (he did: he was deputy chair), and a year after he was part of the “chicken coup” of Labour … Continue reading

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Commission report would snatch away Labour’s new majority

The latest report from the Boundary Commission for England carves up the borough into three new parliamentary seats in a most illogical manner, as WALTER CRONXITE reports The Labour Party in Croydon will be hoping fervently that Theresa May’s dependency … Continue reading

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Stormzy enters the political charts – though not at No1

What does it say about the borough’s MPs and other elected politicians when they fail to make it on to an annual political listical which does manage to include a policy adviser and a grime star? WALTER CRONXITE reports Three … Continue reading

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Newman faces complaints as Labour selection grinds to halt

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest set of objections levelled at Croydon Labour’s leader With Jeremy Corbyn’s insistence on the need for “competence” in government ringing in his ears from the Labour Party conference, Tony “Soprano” Newman, the leader of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alisa Flemming, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Paul Scott, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour-run council moves to block future People’s Audits

Lambeth, where Steve Reed OBE was the leader of the “co-operative” council until he became an MP for Croydon North, is seeking help from the Tory government to shut down questions about how it spends public money. Hyperlocal website Brixton … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

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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