Category Archives: Val Shawcross

Having a Mayor: Who might be candidates for Town Hall?

Who might be the likely runners if Croydon were to reform the governance of the borough on its head and bring in a directly elected mayor? Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, considers some likely, and less-likely, candidates This is, of … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Ex-deputy mayor’s Kafkaesque bin misery

Former Croydon Council leader Val Shawcross has called for Veolia to be sacked because of its rubbish service, as KEN LEE reports “What chance do ordinary residents have of getting the sort of service that they pay for if even … Continue reading

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Respect for Shawcross as she retires as Khan’s deputy mayor

Val Shawcross is standing down as London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s deputy for transport. The move will prompt a parliamentary by-election in south-east London, and the likelihood of more Blairite v Momentum internal Labour jousting, as Shawcross’s job is to be … Continue reading

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Twycross is appointed as London’s Deputy Mayor for Fire

Fiona Twycross is to be London’s first Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience when responsibility for the London Fire Brigade passes to City Hall next month. Croydon resident Twycross has been the Labour’s lead Assembly Member on the London Fire … Continue reading

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The Shawcross redemption: transport deputy changes gear

The former leader of Croydon Council was a surprise appointment by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. But it is already proving to be a shrewd decision. By WALTER CRONXITE Val Shawcross, the former leader of Croydon Council who has been … Continue reading

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Brexit would cost London tourism billions, Twycross claims

Fiona Twycross, the London Assembly Member who lives in Croydon, has today joined the European Union referendum debate by claiming that Brexit would create a “devastating loss to London’s tourist economy”. London has been named as the world’s most popular … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 EU referendum, Fiona Twycross, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

TfL takeover of commuter train service is eight years overdue

And so the political chicanery by the public school boys begins. One Old Etonian Tory, Boris Johnson, this morning handed another Old Etonian Tory, Zac Goldsmith, a parting gift as London Mayor when he announced that Transport for London is … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Boris Johnson, Caroline Pidgeon, Christian Wolmar, Commuting, Coulsdon, East Croydon, Gavin Barwell, Ken Livingstone, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Tramlink, Transport, Val Shawcross, West Croydon, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments