Category Archives: Niro Sirisena

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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Newman accused of ‘evil stitch-up’ over Fairfield candidate

STEVEN DOWNES reports on allegations of bullying and racism within the Croydon Labour Party after the local leadership fails to nominate a democratically selected candidate for a ward by-election The Labour Party in Croydon is in turmoil today, after council … 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

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Labour councillor subject to police investigation, says Newman

Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, on the latest snippet of what passes for public accountability in the mysterious case of the vanishing deputy cabinet member.  And how Inside Croydon is setting the council agenda – again The “serious incident” … Continue reading

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Newman loses key vote over Fairfield ward candidate selection

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the latest attempt by a local political party to fix the outcome of an election process It is not only the local Tory leadership who manage to use party rules and procedures in their efforts … Continue reading

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Fireworks for Fairfield: council by-election called for Nov 7

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE hears the starting gun for a five-week campaign which will present a series of unwelcome challenges for Blairite council leader Tony Newman Remember, remember, the seventh of November Gunpowder, treason and plot Or something like that. … Continue reading

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Councillors expect answers over Sirisena’s ‘serious incident’

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the growing disgust among the council’s ruling Labour group at the conduct of a former colleague, but also discomfort at the way their leadership handled the councillor’s shock resignation The majority of Croydon’s 40 remaining Labour … Continue reading

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