Category Archives: Maggie Mansell

Barwell blamed for Brexit vote chaos on eve of by-election

The chair of Croydon Tories has accused Theresa May of having ‘betrayed’ her party and the country. Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how the Conservative Party’s deep divisions at Westminster could be demonstrated in today’s Norbury and Pollards Hill council … Continue reading

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Ben-Hassel is overwhelming winner for Labour in Norbury

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on how a ward selection meeting last night capped off an altogether bad day for the council leadership Leila Ben-Hassel was last night selected as Labour’s candidate to stand in the Norbury and Pollards Hill … Continue reading

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Skipper named in Labour’s five-woman shortlist for Norbury

The Norbury and Pollards Hill council by-election will be staged on March 14, but there has already been some manoeuvring over candidate selection by Labour, as WALTER CRONXITE reports As was entirely predictable, Caragh Skipper, Croydon Labour leader Tony Newman’s … Continue reading

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Labour to have all-woman shortlist for Norbury by-election

Labour is to have an all-woman shortlist to select its candidate for the by-election in Norbury and Pollards Hill. The council has yet to announce a date for the by-election, which has been caused following the death last month of … Continue reading

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Memorial service for Maggie Mansell to be held at Minster

A memorial service paying tribute to Maggie Mansell will take place at Croydon Minster on Tuesday January 29, the council has announced. Until her death earlier this month, Mansell had been one of the longest-serving members of Croydon Council, having … Continue reading

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Tributes pour in for widely respected Norbury councillor

The tributes to the life and work of Norbury councillor Maggie Mansell continued to pour in today, following her death on Saturday after a short illness. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and MP Steve Reed were among the first … Continue reading

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Shock and sadness at the death of Councillor Maggie Mansell

Croydon councillors are in shock today at the death of Town Hall stalwart and Norbury and Pollards Hill councillor Maggie Mansell. Mansell had dedicated most of her life to serving the people of Croydon, having first been elected to Croydon … Continue reading

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Labour deputy leader Butler is under threat of de-selection

Croydon Labour’s long-delayed local election candidate selection process is beginning to look like a cross between House of Cards and Game of Thrones, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Alison Butler, the all-powerful deputy leader of the Labour group on Croydon Council, … Continue reading

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Public start the fightback over standards at Fusion centres

The cup of cheer is hardly overflowing for leisure centre users around the borough. Indeed, many don’t have even a paper cup, as KEN LEE reports The borough’s swimming pools and leisure centres are coming in for ever closer scrutiny … Continue reading

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Audsley pays price as Newman sacks him as cabinet deputy

A lapse in judgement means that Jamie Audsley will be about £10,000 out of pocket next year, as the Bensham Manor ward councillor has been sacked from Labour leader Tony Newman’s cabinet team. Or, as Tony Soprano once said, “There’s … Continue reading

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Tories now back boundary changes for Croydon Central

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest stage of deliberations over whether to take parliamentary constituencies from Labour and give the Tories safer seats, or whether to give the Tories safer seats and erase some Labour constituencies Croydon Tories, having originally … Continue reading

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BMX track should put Norbury Park in the fast lane

CROYDON COMMENTARY: With a background in landscape architecture, and an interest in getting a BMX track for Coulsdon, LEWIS WHITE went along to the council’s community engagement day in Norbury Park on Saturday to see what is really on offer … Continue reading

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Council’s chasm of unaccountability grows wider each day

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our borough’s elected representatives are being increasingly marginalised by a system that places huge power in the hands of a handful of unaccountable officials, writes STEVEN DOWNES Make the most of it at the Town Hall tonight. For … Continue reading

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96 days to go and councillors’ self-interest is showing

Have you had someone with a rosette knock at your door yet? You will, says WALTER CRONXITE, you will. Though how the tax-payers of Croydon will benefit from one of the longest election campaigns in history is questionable Fed up … Continue reading

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Lights! Action! Candid cameras switched on at the Town Hall

STEVEN DOWNES found himself watching the first live webcast meeting of the new Croydon Council. He watched it so you didn’t have to… I nearly missed it, because I was listening to the first in the new series of I’m … Continue reading

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No head, no leader, no planning: doubts over Free School

Plans for a three-form entry primary Free School on Highbury Avenue appear to be in some disarray, with no head teacher yet appointed just seven months before the school is supposed to open, no planning approval granted to build on … Continue reading

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Thousands sign petition against privatising NHS in Croydon

A petition with signatures from more than a thousand residents seeking the protection of Croydon NHS services from the worst effects of privatisation was being presented this morning to Dr Tony Brzezicki, the joint chair of the new Croydon Commissioning … Continue reading

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Mayor Arram threatened with confidence vote over conduct

The position of the Mayor of Croydon risks being taken into disrepute, according to a formal complaint from six former borough mayors angered by Eddy Arram’s handling of Town Hall meetings. The six former mayors have even hinted that if … Continue reading

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Norbury councillor questions decision to allow Free School

Plans for a three-form-entry, primary Free School in Norbury could yet encounter some Town Hall opposition, with at least one local Croydon councillor already expressing her strong misgivings about the scheme. Free Schools have been introduced by the ConDem coalition … Continue reading

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Labour’s Newman names his team for council election build-up

The Labour group on Croydon Council is becoming a bit like the Conservatives. Well, at least in just one small, but important, way, writes ANDREW PELLING In parliament, Labour dropped the election of its shadow cabinet by its MPs, leaving … Continue reading

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Libraries scheme “undemocratic, unwanted and unplanned”

With the leadership of the council working against open debate and discussion, even within the chambers of the Town Hall as was witnessed on Monday night, and other elements of the self-serving Croydon Establishment apparently determined to limit freedom of … Continue reading

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