Category Archives: Chris Philp MP

Creatura needs help from ‘Bust-up Boris’, as LibDems win seat

Two south London council by-elections in the past week suggest the LibDems might have a chance of breaking Croydon’s political duopoly, reports our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE Boris Johnson’s selection by the 0.15per cent of the population which comprises the … Continue reading

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MP helps force Snapchat to reveal details of ‘sick’ messages

Croydon South’s MP Chris Philp has successfully managed to get an American-based internet giant to release information which could prove vitally important in a police investigation into “sick” harassment and threats made online against the family of a teenaged murder … Continue reading

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Can Labour and Tories stop ‘The Peterborough Effect’ here?

After a week to let the dust settle and some of the implications of the voting sink in, our resident psephologist WALTER CRONXITE crunches more numbers from the European elections and discovers that two of the borough’s sitting MPs have … Continue reading

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Scott’s cunning plan to squeeze in 3,000 new homes per year

KEN LEE on how increased housing  targets have forced the council into a rapid rethink of its Local Plan Just like Baldrick, Paul Scott has got a cunning plan. Another one. Controversial Town Hall figure Scott has been booked to … Continue reading

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MP Philp quits Tory job to back outsider Javid for leader

Today truly marks the end of May… Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on how the local Conservative MP has placed his cards on the table in a gamble with his Commons career Chris Philp, Croydon South’s Tory MP, has resigned … Continue reading

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Planning protests expected as Scott angers residents

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE reports ahead of what could prove to be another contentious session in the council chamber, amid calls for a domineering councillor to stand down from a committee Security is likely to be tight at the … Continue reading

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Negrini’s council tells public to ‘FoI off’ over any scrutiny

As Brick by Brick makes it into Private Eye again, a report from the Campaign for Freedom of Information shows that Croydon Council is anything but open and transparent, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Croydon Council has been criticised as one … Continue reading

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