Category Archives: Tony Pearson

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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Fieldway’s Hall launches attack on ‘unacceptable’ Veolia

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on the widening splits within the leadership of the Labour group on the council, with local elections less than four months away One of Croydon council leader Tony Newman’s most trusted lieutenants has this week … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Carole Bonner, Felicity Flynn, Fieldway, Fly tipping, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, New Addington North, Oliver Lewis, Refuse collection, Simon Hall, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Tony Pearson, Veolia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

New Addington Tories confused about what they stand for

As exclusively revealed by Inside Croydon, the local Tories are putting their ‘B List’ candidates only in less-winnable wards. WALTER CRONXITE reports that it appears that some of those Conservative B-listers don’t seem to understand their own party’s policies When … Continue reading

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Croydon’s under-9s land sponsorship from… the Freemasons

In what could be a unique sponsorship deal, Croydon FC’s under-9s took to the pitch for their match this weekend with their shirts emblazoned with the regalia of a secretive society, the Freemasons. The area’s oldest non-league club has accepted … Continue reading

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Punch-drunk Tories struggling to get up off the canvas

WALTER CRONXITE has put down his copy of Boxing News to assess the ringcraft of Croydon’s defeated Tories as they warm up for their next big bout Like a boxer who has taken one heavy blow to the chin too many, … Continue reading

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Miliband leads calls for more affordable housing in Croydon

VOTE 2014: Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, has set up his local councillors in Croydon for what could be some frank discussions with major developers in the borough, including Westfield, Barratt Homes and John Laing, after he announced that his … Continue reading

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Are you local? New Addington’s Royston Vasey campaign

VOTE 2014: Labour needs to win both New Addington seats if they are to have any chance of winning control of the Town Hall, but they have been handicapped by internal wrangles and Tory accusations of being “outsiders” Labour’s determination … Continue reading

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Eagles fans reject Tory councillor’s call for civic parade

Last year, when Crystal Palace won promotion to the Premier League at Wembley, Croydon Council did nothing to mark the achievement. This year, with the club’s survival in the top division all-but-secured with the midweek 3-2 win at Everton, and … Continue reading

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Grassroots discontent over selection of deputy leader’s wife

Grassroots Croydon Conservatives are asking whether Councillor Helen Pollard was given preferential treatment by the local party’s leadership after she was nominated earlier this week to stand in Fairfield ward at the local elections in May. Helen Pollard is married … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Heathfield, Helen Pollard, Mike Fisher, New Addington, Sanderstead, Tim Pollard, Tony Pearson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Cromie pays price of conscience as Parker focuses on 2015

Rumours of local Tory defections to UKIP – none of which have yet been substantiated – continue to be aired, after a week in which two more Conservative Croydon councillors were unceremoniously de-selected by their party. Justin Cromie and Ian … Continue reading

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Fisher holds fire on Tory selections to force through budget

In 14 Thursdays’ time, on May 22, you will be able to vote for up to three people who you want to help run your local services until 2018. Yet the Conservatives who have controlled Croydon Town Hall for the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Addiscombe West, Ashburton, Avril Slipper, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Croydon Greens, David Osland, Eddy Arram, Gavin Barwell, Graham Bass, New Addington, Purley, South Croydon, Tony Pearson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Palace fans accuse New Addington councillor of persecution

Crystal Palace fans are accusing Tony Pearson, a Croydon councillor who represents New Addington, of conducting a persecution campaign against them and the club, after a favourite match-day pub, the Portmanor on Portland Road, has been threatened with losing its … Continue reading

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Palace fans protest against harassment from Croydon Council

Crystal Palace season ticket-holders in the Holmesdale end at Selhurst Park launched a protest against Croydon Council during the vital Premier League relegation match against Hull City last night. A large section of fans raised banners that stated: 6 STABBINGS IN 10 … Continue reading

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Reeves drops cost of living bombshell on New Addington

Rachel Reeves, the shadow minister for Work and Pensions, is spearheading the Labour Party’s cost of living campaign in Croydon against local Tories. Reeves was talking to Central Parade shoppers and shopkeepers in New Addington on Saturday about Labour’s energy … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, George Ayres, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Sarah Jones MP, Tony Newman, Tony Pearson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Complaint filed over Woodley’s New Addington selection

A complaint has been filed with Labour’s London region office over the selection of candidates to stand in New Addington ward at next May’s local council elections, Inside Croydon has learned. But the complaint does not involve the somewhat premature … Continue reading

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Woodley is given another chance in New Addington

Labour party members in New Addington have chosen Louisa Woodley and Oliver Lewis to be their candidates in next May’s local elections, after a meeting that lasted more than two and half hours on Saturday afternoon. New Addington is likely … Continue reading

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Labour facing selection showdown in New Addington

Two of Croydon Labour’s front bench councillors get what is realistically their last chance to be selected to stand at next May’s Town Hall elections at a meeting being staged in New Addington tomorrow lunchtime. Paul Smith, the spokesman on … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Bensham Manor, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell, George Ayres, Janet Marshall, Mike Fisher, New Addington, Richard Chatterjee, Sarah Jones MP, Shirley, Simon Hall, Steve Reed MP, Tony Pearson | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

New Addington councillor Ayres announces retirement plan

George Ayres, the Labour councillor for New Addington, is to retire before the local elections next year. Ayres celebrated his 68th birthday earlier this month, and has advised the local Labour party that he will not be seeking nomination for … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Carole Bonner, Fieldway, George Ayres, New Addington, Simon Hall, Tony Pearson | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Racism, immigration, false stats and Councillor Pearson

Abraham Lincoln once said, “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt”. ANDREW FISHER says it is advice a New Addington councillor would do well to follow The … Continue reading

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Inside Croydon 2012: what our loyal reader’s been reading

The following is the Inside Croydon 2012 Hit Parade, and needs to be read in the “voice” of Alan “Fluff” Freeman. For younger readers, think Smashy and Nicey… It’s the top 20 posts published on this site in the past … Continue reading

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Getting down with the Hood as New Addington does panto

BELLA BARTOCK missed out on her central London concert last weekend. She could not resist the New Addington pantomime (and no, that’s not a reference to Councillor Tony Pearson) Croydon is now the IT place for us inner London sophisticates … Continue reading

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Halloween horror: How did your MP vote on the EU budget?

The ConDem government was defeated in parliament on the EU budget last night – Halloween – after 53 Conservative MPs defied their party over the issue. Tory rebels joined with Labour to pass an amendment calling for a real-terms cut … Continue reading

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‘MPs are being chosen by tiny bunches of people’

Local democracy is in a state of terminal decay, through disinterest, apathy, disgust with politicians and general ignorance, with the effect that unrepresentative cabals are dominating the national political agenda, from Town Hall to parliament, often assuming power simply by … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Labour group prepares for 2014 elections

The Croydon election campaign is underway. The campaign for the 2014 local council elections, that is. Though we are 20 months out from the next local elections, it is notable that the Croydon Labour party is organising so early for … Continue reading

Posted in Clare Hilley, Council Tax, Croydon Council, New Addington, Simon Hoar, Sutton Council, Tony Harris, Tony Newman, Tony Pearson, URV, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour targets tough-nut Croydon for 2014 borough elections

Tony Newman, the leader of the Labour opposition at Croydon Town Hall, was clearly enthused yesterday when he reported the positive response from his party’s members seeking to be candidates at the next borough elections in 2014. As many as … Continue reading

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