Category Archives: Matthew Bennett

Lacey’s in Mayfair with speculators to ‘unlock’ public land

BARRATT HOLMES on the latest instance where the council shows that it is more interested in cosying up to mega-rich property speculators than actually delivering homes at social rent Forget the possible contraventions of building regulations on one of its … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Colm Lacey, Housing, Lambeth Council, London-wide issues, Matthew Bennett, Mayor of London, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lambeth is showing the way with destruction of five estates

This week, Labour’s ruling NEC stepped in to stop one London council from undertaking a property deal which could have seen hundreds of council tenants evicted from their homes. Yet meanwhile, a bus ride up the A23 from Croydon, at … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Croydon North, Housing, Jo Negrini, Lambeth Council, London-wide issues, Matthew Bennett, Outside Croydon, Planning, Property, Steve Reed MP, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Labour parachute in Lambeth councillor for Croydon South

After lengthy delays, Labour has finally got round to naming its General Election candidate for the true-blue Tory heartland of the borough, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Jennifer Brathwaite has been confirmed as Labour’s candidate for Croydon South in next month’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Croydon North, Croydon South, Jennifer Brathwaite, Lambeth Council, Matthew Bennett, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Downing St dressing-down shows Barwell’s out of his depth

After nearly 20 appearances at Tory conference fringe events, it was a busy week for Croydon’s gaffe-prone MP. But as WALTER CRONXITE reports, it is not only the wealthy member for Croydon Central who has been demonstrating his cluelessness over … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Gavin Barwell, Housing, Lambeth Council, Matthew Bennett, Planning, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Greens come close to unseating Progress in library dispute

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a Lambeth by-election result which offers a warning to Croydon Labour Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP for Lambeth South/Croydon North (delete to distaste) got a bit of a warning overnight, after a Lambeth council by-election … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon North, John Wentworth, Lambeth Council, Libraries, Matthew Bennett, Steve Reed MP, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

MP Reed ‘committed’ to funding for Upper Norwood Library

Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Croydon North, has sent the Save the Upper Norwood Library campaign a supportive message as the campaigners try to stop the “decommissioning” of their library services as part of Lambeth Council’s scheme to close … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Croydon Council, Croydon North, John Wentworth, Lambeth Council, Libraries, Matthew Bennett, Pat Ryan, Steve Reed MP, Upper Norwood, Upper Norwood Library Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Is it jobs for the boys as Shawcross stands down at City Hall?

Amid all the fuss this time last week about the withdrawal from the Labour leadership contest of the only south London candidate, Chuka Umunna, the news of another leading figure from the same party standing down from the political fray … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, 2016 London elections, Andrew Pelling, Croydon North, Housing, Lambeth Council, London Assembly, Matthew Bennett, Steve O'Connell, Steve Reed MP, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment