Category Archives: Croydon South

Tories do their bit for housing crisis in their Purley back yard

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on an interesting applicant at tomorrow night’s planning meeting with their own proposal for overdevelopment in Purley Croydon Tories, so often the Nimbys’ friends when it comes to opposing over-development in the borough’s suburbs, will … 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 , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Stranded Croydon passengers complain as Uber triples fares

Uber, Croydon South Tory MP Chris Philp’s favourite taxi service, has been accused of trying to exploit an emergency situation last night by more than tripling fares for some passengers left stranded when East Croydon Station had to be evacuated … 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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Eyes right! Tory ranter Philp volunteers as human guinea pig

Chris Philp, the sometime van driver who has somehow risen to the role of self-appointed media expert on business matters while also finding time in a busy schedule to act as MP for Croydon South, has now volunteered to be … 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

Taxi for Philp! Tory MP exposes his business agenda

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, on how Croydon South’s Member of Parliament has stalled on a campaign that ignores the safety of his constituents No sooner had Transport for London announced the decision to refuse to renew digital taxi firm … Continue reading

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