Category Archives: Chris Philp MP

Petition for elected mayor hits 7,000 before campaign launch

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on how a campaign based on the premise that there is ‘a serious and urgent need for a better democracy in the way Croydon Council is run’, has already got half the signatures it needs … Continue reading

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‘Time to close down Brick by Brick’ call by Croydon Tories

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports on the reaction to the latest shambles and scandal to emerge from the council’s failing house-building company Croydon Conservatives have today called for the Labour-run council to close down its loss-making in-house house-builder, Brick … Continue reading

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London Minister Philp to hold urgent meeting on SPAC Nation

Chris Philp, the Conservative MP for Croydon South and the government’s Minister for London, is to hold an urgent meeting over the activities of the controversial cult-like church SPAC Nation with Steve Reed, Labour’s Croydon North MP. Top of the … Continue reading

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What the election means for Croydon, Westfield and St Helier

After a long and sleepless night, our political editor WALTER CONXITE sifts through the wreckage of the General Election, and what it might mean for Croydon, and Sutton The fourth General Election since 2010 is significant because it is the … Continue reading

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#GE2019 LIVE: Rolling results coverage through the night

Bookmark this page and keep returning and refreshing the page for Inside Croydon’s unmatched live coverage across half a dozen local constituencies, with updates on events nationally throughout the night. In Croydon, the first results are not expected until around … Continue reading

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FitzRoy closes gap on Philp and calls for Remainer support

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on surprising developments in the south of the borough where tactical voting could come into play Labour’s candidate in Croydon South, long regarded as a true-blue Conservative constituency, this morning issued a plea to Liberal … Continue reading

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Philp in car-crash TV interview over cancer waiting times

This morning’s General Election headlines were all about Bullshit Boris Johnson attempting to run a damage limitation operation after a series of political disasters yesterday. And then Tory Central Office decided to wheel out Chris Philp for a slot on … Continue reading

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Scott’s election own goal as Tories seize on Green Belt plans

Our Town Hall correspondent, KEN LEE, reports on how local council planning issues have become a key campaign matter for the General Election The Tories have put Labour councillor Paul Scott’s electorally toxic plans to build on Croydon’s Green Belt … Continue reading

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Newman admits: we’re only trying to win two Croydon seats

Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, on a leaked memo which belies the council leader’s true thoughts Not for the first time, what Tony Newman says publicly and what he will admit in private are two entirely different things. Newman, … Continue reading

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Labour looking strong as freezing polling day approaches

As we enter the final week of the General Election campaign, political editor WALTER CRONXITE gets a guide on the likely results from the pollsters and the bookmakers Next Thursday’s polling day for the General Election is predicted to have … Continue reading

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Under The Flyover Election Special podcast: Chris Philp

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, introduces the second of our ground-breaking virtual hustings, this time with a candidate who has been MP since 2015 Ahead of the General Election on December 12, Inside Croydon invited some of the candidates from … Continue reading

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Conservative candidates get backing from far-right fringe group

“The fact that Nigel Farage praises the Conservatives’ manifesto for having UKIP policies should ring alarm bells among traditional Conservative voters. “This is not the party it used to be.” So warned Dominic Grieve QC, the former Attorney General in … Continue reading

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Brennan and FitzRoy rock up to support Jones’ campaign

Ageing rocker WALTER CRONXITE reports on how one Croydon South election candidate is adding a bit of art to the campaign Two Labour musicians are coming to support Labour’s Sarah Jones’ re-election campaign on Sunday. This Croydon version of the … Continue reading

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Brexit Party pulls switch to detonate Creatura’s election chance

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest piece of ‘genius’ from the BBC’s most-favoured politician, Nigel Farage A former army bomb disposal expert could be about to explode Tory Mario Creatura’s dream of becoming an MP. Nominations for candidates for the … Continue reading

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Purley Tower public inquiry gives election boost to Philp

A public inquiry into Purley Baptist Church’s proposed development at Purley Cross will go ahead next month, despite the purdah on public bodies’ activities in the run-up to the General Election. The staging of such a hotly debated local issue … Continue reading

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Charity Commission probes SPAC for breaking ‘no politics’ rule

Now the subject of fraud investigations, the controversial SPAC Nation church is also under threat of losing its status as a registered charity, too, which could cost it an estimated £250,000 per year SPAC Nation, the money-grabbing cult-like church who … Continue reading

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Labour win Fairfield by-election despite 10% vote drop

WALTER CRONXITE crunches the numbers after a council by-election where the biggest losers were the residents of Croydon Jack Buck, the Labour Party paid employee who fixed the Fairfield ward selection so that his friend, Caragh Skipper, could be nominated … Continue reading

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Olga who? Another knock-back for Newman over selection

WALTER CRONXITE on how the Labour Party is parachuting into Croydon South a General Election candidate, after a ‘selection’ which even ‘Toxic’ Tony Newman could not fix For the second General Election in succession, Labour Party HQ has decided to … Continue reading

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General Election Special: all you need to know about Johnson

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Councillors already busy working hard for their political parties

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports that the borough’s elected councillors are back to what they do best – delivering leaflets ahead of a General election. PLUS: we reveal ‘secret’ candidates in four local seats Croydon’s 70 councillors, Conservative as … Continue reading

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What a surprise: planning system backs developers, again

In planning cases in Croydon, as far as the interests of residents are concerned, even when they win, they lose. Our summer intern, BILL DING, reports on the latest twist for Barham Road Residents on Barham Road were this week … Continue reading

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MP Philp asks Whitehall to investigate cheap land sales to BxB

About five years ago, Robert Jenrick was being considered by local Conservatives as their possible candidate for Croydon South, until an even safer safe Tory seat came up in Newark. So it is perhaps with added interest that Jenrick, now … Continue reading

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Momentum backs Pelling to run in Croydon South election

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on how there is one group of Labour members in the borough who are getting themselves organised Momentum is backing Andrew Pelling to be Labour’s candidate in Croydon South at the next parliamentary election – … Continue reading

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Residents hold ‘productive’ talks over Purley Tower scheme

“A very productive discussion” has been had in talks between residents’ associations and developers over the re-submission of plans for a multi-million-pound scheme by the local baptist church at Purley Cross. But while widespread agreement appears to have been reached … Continue reading

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Whitehall says council did not seek permission for sales to BxB

STEVEN DOWNES reports on how Croydon Council has failed to comply with the law by selling land to its in-house house-builders for just £250, where terraced houses are now on private sale for £600,000 each Croydon Council did not obtain … Continue reading

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