Category Archives: Croydon North

Mystery over what happened to McKenzie’s election donations

The “Chump from the Dump” has suffered another election knock-out. But as WALTER CRONXITE reports, the wannabe politician doesn’t always lose his deposit Being an ex-boxer, and a not very good one at that, Winston McKenzie should be familiar with … Continue reading

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Tories now back boundary changes for Croydon Central

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest stage of deliberations over whether to take parliamentary constituencies from Labour and give the Tories safer seats, or whether to give the Tories safer seats and erase some Labour constituencies Croydon Tories, having originally … Continue reading

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Reed makes Progress after Corbyn gives him a charity job

Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP for Lambeth South/Croydon North [delete to taste], has been keeping an unusually low profile for a few weeks. It appears, though, not to be out of some sense of shame for his part in … Continue reading

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Downing St dressing-down shows Barwell’s out of his depth

After nearly 20 appearances at Tory conference fringe events, it was a busy week for Croydon’s gaffe-prone MP. But as WALTER CRONXITE reports, it is not only the wealthy member for Croydon Central who has been demonstrating his cluelessness over … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Lambeth Council, Matthew Bennett, Planning, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Bake Off fan Reed wants to have his cake and eat it

It is probably fair to say that Steve Reed OBE, an erstwhile leading light in the Progress party-within-a-party, was not holding his breath waiting for a phone call from the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to offer him another job in … Continue reading

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Little Progress in Croydon, as Newman backs another loser

WALTER CRONXITE says there were plenty of Croydon mentions at the Labour conference, but few signs that those in charge of the local party are about the embrace enthusiasm for the leadership any time soon As Croydon’s Labour politicians and … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Brick by Brick, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, David White, Housing, Jane Avis, Jo Negrini, John Wentworth, Karen Jewitt, Sadiq Khan, Sarah Jones, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, Upper Norwood, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Progress MP Reed can’t make Top 100 ‘figures of the left’

A Croydon political thinker and activist who survived an attempt to have him kicked out of the Labour Party is included in the top 10 of a respected political commentator’s “100 Most Influential People On The Left”, published ahead of … Continue reading

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