Category Archives: Gordon Ross

Hague and Morley are added to Selhurst by-election slate

Croydon’s Green Party has selected the group’s co-leader, Tracey Hague, as their candidate for the council by-election in Selhurst ward. At the weekend, the Liberal Democrats became the last of the major parties, and UKIP, to announce who would be … Continue reading

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Posted in Croydon Greens, David Wood, Gerry Ryan, Gordon Ross, Selhurst, Shasha Khan, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Scouring Croham’s campaign for anything that might inspire

VOTE 2014: Over the next couple of weeks, we will preview the local elections with a look at key wards and the key issues. With 15 candidates from seven parties or groups standing in Croham, with the Greens, UKIP and … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Gordon Ross, Jason Perry, Jon Bigger, Maria Gatland, Michael Neal, Parking, Property, Pubs, Shasha Khan, South Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon more Green than purple, but will they win any seats?

The deadline for entering candidates for May 22’s local elections was 4pm today. We have reported the key selections from Labour and the Conservatives across the borough over the past year, but only now do we have the complete list … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Addiscombe West, Ashburton, Bensham Manor, Broad Green, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Greens, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Fairfield, Fieldway, Gordon Ross, Heathfield, Kenley, New Addington, Norbury, Peter Staveley, Purley, Robert King, Sanderstead, Selhurst, Selsdon & Ballards, Shasha Khan, Shirley, South Croydon, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Waddon, West Thornton, Winston McKenzie, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Greens hold back from promising to scrap £1bn incinerator

The Green Party launched its local election manifesto for Croydon yesterday, confirming that it will field a full slate of 70 candidates across the whole of the borough. The Greens seem poised to benefit on voting day next month from … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Croydon Greens, Environment, Fly tipping, Fracking, Gordon Ross, Knife crime, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, South Croydon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Arsenic with no grace: fracking campaign issues warnings

Environmental activists and Green party members, worried that engineers may soon be conducting experimental drilling for oil in Croydon, have formed the Frack Free Surrey campaign to co-ordinate and lead opposition to fracking. As Inside Croydon was first to report … Continue reading

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Viridor’s heating claims “don’t stand up to scrutiny”

A leading anti-incinerator campaigner claims that plans for waste management company Viridor and Sutton Council to provide heating for local residents “don’t stand up to scrutiny” and that a £1 billion waste incinerator scheme could even be in breach of … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Community associations, Croydon Greens, Environment, Gordon Ross, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Planning, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Green MEP to join campaign against incinerator

Jean Lambert, the Green Party’s MEP for London, is to visit Beddington, the site of the proposed waste incinerator, to meet concerned residents and give her support to the Stop the South London Incinerator Campaign. With growing evidence of markedly … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Greens, Environment, Gordon Ross, London-wide issues, Outside Croydon, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Campaign asks residents to lobby Boris against the burn

Local Green issues campaigner Gordon Ross is appealing to residents to write to Boris Johnson and to Sutton Council to express their opposition to the proposed South London Waste Incinerator. In a letter circulating the borough, Ross writes, “I’m contacting … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Community associations, Croydon Greens, Environment, Gordon Ross, Health, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wildlife and fire puts the heat on Beddington incinerator plans

Tuesday’s massive fire at the Beddington Lane sewage works and some rare migrating birds are to be used by campaigners to strengthen their arguments against plans for a £1billion waste incinerator scheme on the site. The London Fire Brigade warned … Continue reading

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Blue-rinsed Sutton shows real reasons for boundary changes

ANDREW PELLING’s expertise as a polling tipster saw him call correctly the outcome of voting in Croydon this month, by a margin of 484 votes out of almost 80,000 cast for Labour and the Tories. So Ladbrokes will be reading … Continue reading

Posted in Abigail Lock, Addiscombe West, Andrew Pelling, Ashburton, Broad Green, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon Greens, Fairfield, Gordon Ross, Heathfield, London Assembly, New Addington, Norbury, Selhurst, South Croydon, South Norwood, Steve O'Connell, Tom Brake MP, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Election votes all add up to more change across Croydon

ANDREW PELLING, a former Assembly Member, crunches the first set of numbers from Thursday’s London elections and finds some interesting trends for politics in Croydon For a while on Friday, the Conservatives thought that they had lost out at City … Continue reading

Posted in Abigail Lock, Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Brian Paddick, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Gordon Ross, Ken Livingstone, London Assembly, Louisa Woodley, Mayor of London, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council, Thornton Heath, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Democracy fails as Ken and Boris both lack the X Factor

62% That’s the real figure that the chattering political classes of south London ought to be concerned about this weekend, after a minority of the people of Croydon and Sutton returned Steve O’Connell and Boris Johnson to City Hall. Turn-out … Continue reading

Posted in Abigail Lock, Boris Johnson, Croydon Greens, Gordon Ross, Ken Livingstone, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Louisa Woodley, Mayor of London, Policing, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

All bets are off, as O’Connell is on cruise control for election

ANDREW PELLING, a former London Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton, gazes into his crystal ball to see what tomorrow’s Mayoral and GLA elections might have in store The bookmaker Paddy Power is already paying out on a Boris win … Continue reading

Posted in Abigail Lock, Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Brian Paddick, Croydon Greens, Gordon Ross, Ken Livingstone, London Assembly, Louisa Woodley, Mayor of London, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Folly of a debate sees dour O’Connell bat out his innings

Croydon got its own version of the election hustings this week for its London Assembly candidates. ANDREW PELLING was one of the few who went along to Folly’s End Sixty-five assorted political activists, journalists and council officers rather rattled around … Continue reading

Posted in Abigail Lock, Activities, Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Commuting, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Greens, Dudley Mead, Gordon Ross, Ken Livingstone, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Louisa Woodley, Margaret Mead, Mayor of London, Policing, Steve O'Connell, Transport, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Assembly candidate O’Connell doesn’t care who runs libraries

ANDREW PELLING gets some conflicting answers from candidates at Croydon and Sutton election hustings Steve O’Connell, the Conservatives’ London Assembly candidate, shocked a Croydon election hustings meeting when he told them that he does not care who runs public libraries. … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Business, Commuting, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Greens, Gordon Ross, Libraries, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Louisa Woodley, Mayday Hospital, Planning, Steve O'Connell, Transport, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Croydon questions: Gordon Ross, Green Party

Inside Croydon has circulated all the Sutton and Croydon candidates standing for election to the London Assembly with a set of questions. Over the coming days, we will be publishing the candidates’ responses in full, unedited, and without the artifice, … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Commuting, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Greens, Environment, Gordon Ross, Health, Housing, Ken Livingstone, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayday Hospital, Mayor of London, Parking, Policing, Purley Hospital, Selsdon & Ballards, Tramlink, Transport, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment