Category Archives: Brian Paddick

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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Posted in 2020 London elections, Brian Paddick, Caroline Pidgeon, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Shaun Bailey | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 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

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

Boris has no answers for campaigning Croydon teenager

Last night’s London Debate on ITV means that the Mayoral candidates – or at least some of them – have now appeared in four televised hustings across various channels. You do wonder whether even the capital’s chattering classes bothered to … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Brian Paddick, Commuting, Crime, Education, Environment, Health, Housing, Ken Livingstone, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon questions: Abigail Lock, Liberal Democrats

Abigail Lock is a former Sutton councillor who is the Liberal Democrats’ candidate for our area at the London Assembly in the elections on May 3. In the latest in our series, she answers Inside Croydon’s questionnaire We have circulated … Continue reading

Posted in Abigail Lock, Brian Paddick, Business, Commuting, Crime, Croydon Greens, Education, Environment, Health, Housing, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayday Hospital, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Policing, Schools, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Latest leaflet blunder is example of flawed funding system

Oh dear. You know things are not going as well as they might when you get a grudging expression of sympathy on Twitter from Clare Hilley, the Conservative councillor for Waddon ward whose main claim to fame remains vomiting down … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Brian Paddick, Clare Hilley, Croydon South, Ken Livingstone, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Louisa Woodley, Mayor of London, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve O'Connell, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Who is paying for Boris’s election stunt in Croydon?

3.45PM UPDATE: scroll down for an update, and check out the comments, too. It is a sign that May’s London Mayoral election is to be a tough battle when a visit to Croydon expected tomorrow from incumbent mayor Boris Johnson … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Brian Paddick, Broad Green, Business, Centrale, Croydon 8/8, East Croydon, Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Paddick joins opposition to Beddington incinerator

Brian Paddick, the LibDems’ candidate for London Mayor, has put himself on a collision course with Liberal Democrat-controlled Sutton Council by condemning plans for a waste incinerator in Beddington Lane. “The last thing we need is an incinerator,” Paddick told … Continue reading

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Paddick has more answers on policing, Clegg claims

Brian Paddick‘s police experience sets him apart from London Mayor candidates Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone was Nick Clegg’s message on his visit to Croydon on Friday, ANDREW PELLING writes It is a sad commentary on wider, deep-held perceptions of … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Brian Paddick, Business, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, Ken Livingstone, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council press officer attends LibDem election photo call

Croydon Council spends at least £660,000 per year of our money on its press office. The council press office is supposed to be there to distribute information about the council services and activities. It is supposed to be strictly neutral … Continue reading

Posted in Brian Paddick, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Danny Brierley, Jon Rouse, Mayor of London | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Local LibDem leads campaign against bishops in the Lords

“Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?” David Cameron is far from the first to complain of bishops’ involvement in politics. The clergy’s role in the House of Lords vote last night on Child Benefit and the government’s … Continue reading

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It’s scrum time for Ken, Boris… and for Brian Paddick

STEVEN GAUGE is a former Croydon council LibDem candidate who helped run Nick Clegg‘s election campaign in 2010. Now he is working on the 2012 London Assembly elections, in between getting in a ruck with what was once Surrey’s second-worst … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Brian Paddick, Comedy, Ken Livingstone, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Rugby Union, Warlingham RFC, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Police have moral duty to give 8/8 evidence” Paddick says

Brian Paddick, the Liberal Democrats’ Mayoral candidate for London, today strongly criticised Croydon police. Having rounded on the Met’s handling of the situation generally that led to Croydon’s riots on 8/8, Paddick, a former Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Met, … Continue reading

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Brake looking determined to find support in Croydon

As he sits on board a narrowboat, wearing his sandals, stroking his beard and with a copy of the Guardian by his side,  STEVEN GAUGE, right, the former Croydon parliamentary candidate who helped run Nick Clegg’s election tour last year, … Continue reading

Posted in Brian Paddick, Coulsdon, Croydon South, Richard Ottaway MP, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment