Category Archives: Steve Reed MP

Trakas-Lawlor votes down Queen’s Hotel expansion plan

Has Croydon’s planning worm turned? KEN LEE reports from the Town Hall chamber, where two developments of little merit were both rejected last night Residents in Crystal Palace are preparing themselves for a long-term battle over the future of the … Continue reading

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Council planners ignore Queen’s Hotel objections from MP

Croydon Council’s planning department has gone against the views of two MPs, a pair of London Assembly Members, elected councillors and hundreds of angry residents, and has recommended approval of a monstrous expansion of the historic Queen’s Hotel on Church … Continue reading

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‘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

Posted in Addiscombe, Ashburton, Broad Green, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Fairfield, Fieldway, Merton, New Addington, Norbury, Purley, Sanderstead, Sarah Jones MP, Selsdon & Ballards, Shirley, Siobhain McDonagh MP, Steve Reed MP, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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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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

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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