Category Archives: Esther Sutton

Oval Tavern appeal success sees pub helping other venues

A popular central Croydon pub and music venue has been so successful with an online fund-raising appeal that it is now sharing some donations with other independent venues around the country that have been hard-hit by lockdown closures because of … Continue reading

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Local businesses get on their trikes to help Mayday workers

As the pandemic crisis heads into its second month in London, even under the toughest economic conditions for generations small businesses rooted in their communities are going out of their way to help, with special offers for NHS staff. Jose … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe East, Business, Esther Sutton, Health, Jose Joseph, Mayday Hospital, Pubs, Surrey Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This is how we have always run elections, since before there was TV or even radio, and no one’s noticed how pointless it is

KEN TOWL finds there’s not much recreational fun in this electioneering lark, as he attends last night’s set-piece hustings Having tried my hand at canvassing at the weekend, I thought I would really throw myself into the democratic melee by … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Croydon Greens, Esther Sutton, Ken Towl, Mario Creatura, Sarah Jones MP, Simon Sprague | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Dumb Creatura’: bad week for Tories who duck questioning

The subject of ridicule in the national press, criticised for handing over voter details to a cult-like church and now too scared to face questions from Inside Croydon’s virtual hustings: Mario Creatura’s dream of becoming a Conservative MP is turning … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Esther Sutton, Gavin Barwell, Inside Croydon, Mario Creatura, Peter Underwood, Sarah Jones MP, Tony Newman, Under The Flyover | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Green Party opts against ‘Remain Alliance’ in Croydon Central

There’s no chance of the Green Party’s Croydon candidates running up any gas-guzzling air miles to get around their constituencies ahead of the General Election on December 12, as all three live and work in the areas they are seeking … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Friends of the Earth, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Croydon South, Environment, Esther Sutton, Peter Underwood, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Empty promises and puppet candidates shape Fairfield vote

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, crunches the numbers ahead of the next Croydon polling day Labour look to be on course to win the election. No, not the Christmas General Election which Prime Minister Boris Johnson may or may not … Continue reading

Posted in Caragh Skipper, Croydon Central, Esther Sutton, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Jose Joseph, Mary Croos, Niro Sirisena, Sarah Jones MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Ex-Labour councillor Rendle stands for LibDems in Fairfield

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on one of the more intriguing twists to emerge from the nominations for next month’s council by-election It is often said that the Liberal Democrats in Croydon stage their meetings in a phone box. To … Continue reading

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Surrey Street stall-holder picked to run in Fairfield by-election

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the latest blow to the leadership of the local Labour Party Jose Joseph, a stall-holder in Croydon’s historic Surrey Street Market, was selected last night to be the Labour Party’s candidate in the Fairfield ward … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe East, Caragh Skipper, Chris Clark, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Esther Sutton, Fairfield, Jose Joseph, Mary Croos, Niro Sirisena, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Greens in Croydon are ready in case of Brexit snap election

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on some behind-the-scenes preparations for a General Election (yes, another one) Speculation continues to mount over whether Prime Minister Theresa Mayhem can get her Brexit plan through Parliament, and at least one of the local political … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, 2017 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Croydon South, Esther Sutton, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Peter Underwood, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘If Vince Cable can’t win in south London, where can he win?’

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the near-total absence of any real third-party challenge for the local elections, now just five weeks away However unseemly the sight of Labour and Tories slugging it out in the Town Hall Chamber on Monday … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Esther Sutton, New Addington, New Addington North, Old Coulsdon, Peter Underwood, Richard Howard, Ruth Dombey, Sutton Council | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Stop the Incinerator fund-raising Quiz Night, June 8

Posted in Activities, Addiscombe West, Community associations, Croydon Greens, Environment, Esther Sutton, Pubs, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Robstock music festival, live at The Oval Tavern, May 23

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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

Croydon faces a long night of election counts and re-counts

After the longest election campaign in British history, with millions spent on red, blue and purple posters, it’s still too close to call. Nationally and, as WALTER CRONXITE reports, here in Croydon’s very own marginal battleground seat Pay your money, … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Business, Croydon Central, Esther Sutton, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Peter Staveley, Sarah Jones MP, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon Central candidates agree hustings for Apr 23

Prime Minister David Cameron may well be “frit” of appearing in televised election debates, but in Croydon, and Croydon Central in particular, there promises to be no shortage of hustings meetings with candidates before May 7. The first to confirm … Continue reading

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Stop the Incinerator Quiz Night fundraiser, Feb 9

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Greens call for 12% fares cut and publicly run railways

Shasha Khan, the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for Croydon North, was canvassing rail commuters this morning, as they were returned to work after the Christmas break and were hit by a double whammy of another above-inflation fares hike and badly … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Central, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Croydon South, East Croydon, Esther Sutton, London-wide issues, Peter Underwood, Sarah Jones MP, Shasha Khan, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments