Category Archives: New Addington

Ex-councillor quits Tory party and blasts local leadership

Another former Tory councillor has quit Croydon Conservatives, launching a farewell blast at the party’s local leadership. Tony Pearson, who was a councillor for New Addington until 2014, announced over the weekend that he was quitting the Tories, complaining that … Continue reading

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Controversial chair of planning Scott gets promoted to cabinet

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest egregious example of Town Hall patronage, and all done at your expense – including one of ‘Tony’s Cronies’ getting £6,000 per committee meeting Despite managing to bring together 17 residents’ groups in opposition to … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Children's Services, Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, Housing, Jane Avis, Louisa Woodley, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mark Watson, Oliver Lewis, Paul Scott, Planning, Simon Hall, Stuart Collins, Stuart King, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

VOTE 2018: How you voted in the Town Hall elections

ELECTION LIVE BLOG: Our Croydon exit poll showed Labour 50%, Tories 37%… But keep coming back here through the night for ward-by-ward results and election news from across Croydon, Sutton and the rest of London Keep refreshing your page. The … Continue reading

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Here we go again as McKenzie tries to make another comeback

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports on the finalised candidates list for the Town Hall elections, which eventually got published by the council while the returning officer was on holiday He’s back. Again. After an absence of nearly … Continue reading

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UKIP find only eight candidates to stand in local elections

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, rounds-up the latest additions to candidate lists from the LibDems, Greens and UKIP for May 3 UKIP, a party without a leader and, post-Brexit, seemingly without any purpose, has virtually abandoned the pretence … Continue reading

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‘If Vince Cable can’t win in south London, where can he win?’

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the near-total absence of any real third-party challenge for the local elections, now just five weeks away However unseemly the sight of Labour and Tories slugging it out in the Town Hall Chamber on Monday … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Esther Sutton, New Addington, New Addington North, Old Coulsdon, Peter Underwood, Richard Howard, Ruth Dombey, Sutton Council, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tory Dick has commitment issues over election and pulls out

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on further last-minute candidate shuffling It is not just Labour who seem to have difficulties with selecting their candidates for the Town Hall elections on May 3. Croydon Tories have discovered commitment issues. In New … Continue reading

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