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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