Category Archives: Mayor of London

Buck-ing the trend: Croydon Labour staffer challenges Mayor

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on wranglings within Labour in south London over the social cleansing of working class areas An employee of the Labour Party in Croydon has condemned Labour’s London Mayor Sadiq Khan for having a gentrification agenda … Continue reading

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Tory Creatura and Croydon’s nightmare before Christmas

WALTER CRONXITE reports on signs that at least one political party in the borough is gearing itself up for a General Election (yep, another one) Members of Croydon’s Conservative Party will meet tonight to choose a candidate to contest the … Continue reading

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LibDems’ Mayoral candidate shows that Khan is a shoo-in

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest low-powered London election selection London’s Liberal Democrats are gathering in a phone box in Canary Wharf this morning for their annual conference, where their candidate for Mayor in  2020, Siobhan Benita, will give her first … Continue reading

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Barwell’s role in Brexit sees him rejected by Beckenham Tories

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE suggests that Brexit may have sunk the prospects of another career politician Prospects for Gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell to return to the House of Commons as an MP appear to be as ruined a the credibility of … Continue reading

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Poverty rising as 1,759 Croydon families need food banks

As food bank use across London surged over the summer, because of the “shambolic” introduction of Universal Credit, figures released this week show that there were 1,759 three-day emergency food supplies given out in Croydon in that six-month period. The … Continue reading

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Mayor’s £2,500 cash boost for Gipsy Hill garden scheme

Residents’ group Gipsy Hill Friends has been given a £2,500 cash boost by the Mayor of London towards its plan to rejuvenate neglected land adjoining their local railway station, transforming a litter-ridden and overgrown space into a vibrant community hub … Continue reading

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‘Shambolic’ roll-out of Universal Credit sees food bank use soar

Food bank use across London increased by 23 per cent this year, a trend described as “appalling” by London Assembly Member Fiona Twycross, who blamed it on the “shambolic roll-out of Universal Credit”. Figures released by the Trussell Trust show … Continue reading

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