Category Archives: Gill Hickson

May’s Chief of Staff was the author of his own election obituary

WALTER CRONXITE has drilled down into the election numbers (well, Electoral Calculus has), and come up with some worrying figures for Croydon Tories It wasn’t only Gavin Barwell who got his P45 from his Westminster job last week. And while … Continue reading

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As Momentum mobilises, Barwell has a fight on his hands

With the General Election campaigning getting underway once more, political editor WALTER CRONXITE finds that the Tory incumbent is right to be behaving as if he faces a real threat to his political career The larger political parties are getting … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Jones is party pick, but Labour hasn’t told anyone

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the barely noticed announcement of Labour’s General Election candidate for London’s most marginal seat After spending the past fortnight delivering campaign leaflets without a candidate’s name on them, Sarah Jones, who was the Labour candidate … Continue reading

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Labour gives Jones chance of rematch against MP Barwell

WALTER CRONXITE on Croydon’s early runners and riders in the 2017 General Election stakes Sarah Jones, the Labour Party candidate who two years ago came within 165 votes of unseating Tory Gavin Barwell in Croydon Central, has been told by … Continue reading

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Definitely, Maybe: General Election is a boost for Barwell

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the likely local consequences of this morning’s announcement of a General Election on June 8 Croydon Central, which has been a marginal parliamentary seat for 30 years, where gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell was returned in 2015 with … Continue reading

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VOTE 2015: Live coverage of Croydon’s General Election

We will be reporting live through the night on the General Election results in Croydon – North, South and Central – London and across the country. We encourage you to send us your comments by email and Twitter. Croydon’s counts … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Esther Sutton, Gavin Barwell, Gill Hickson, Jon Bigger, Kathleen Garner, Nathan Elvery, Peter Staveley, Peter Underwood, Sarah Jones MP, Shasha Khan, Steve Reed MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Taxing questions on business for Philp the parachutist

Whatever the outcome, tomorrow’s General Election will be an historic one in Croydon South, where for the first time in 23 years, its MP will not be Richard Ottaway. And good riddance, we can sense many muttering – including many … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Business, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Croydon South, Gill Hickson, Jon Bigger, Kathleen Garner, Peter Underwood, Richard Ottaway MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments