Category Archives: Paul Scully MP

Tories accused of ‘playing childish political games’ over TfL

JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent, on the latest last-gasp arrangement forced on the capital by anti-London Dominic Cummings and his government Croydon South MP Chris Philp and his Tory government have consigned the whole of London to significant Council Tax rises … Continue reading

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Community dishes up plates-full of embarassment for Tory MPs

A social media flashmob protest took place yesterday outside the offices of Sutton’s Conservative MPs to express public disgust at Paul Scully voting in the Commons against providing free meals for vulnerable children during the half-term break. Protesters described Scully’s … Continue reading

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Appeals to Sutton and Croydon to join Rashford campaign

The leaders of LibDem-run Sutton and Labour-controlled Croydon have been urged to join a growing number of councils in issuing food vouchers over half term as the row over free school meals provision during holidays continues. London boroughs Southwark, Lambeth, … Continue reading

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Now Tories look to axe Freedom Pass as well as Zip cards

An unelected adviser, an old mate of Boris Johnson, is imposing a range of conditions on TfL and causing anger among Tory MPs, as our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, reports The anti-London government run by Dominic Cummings is looking to … Continue reading

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XR’s slow march highlights lack of progress on emissions

Extinction Rebellion protesters yesterday marched through Sutton town centre before delivering letters to the borough’s pair of Tory MPs, Paul Scully and Elliot Colburn, demanding action on the climate emergency. Sutton XR said, “The letter urges our MPs to publicly … Continue reading

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Council deputy Butler fails to declare company directorship

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on the nexus of connections between a senior Town Hall figure, an ex-councillor’s charity and local Tories It almost looks like she’s getting the old gang together again. There today, in the official records of … Continue reading

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What the election means for Croydon, Westfield and St Helier

After a long and sleepless night, our political editor WALTER CONXITE sifts through the wreckage of the General Election, and what it might mean for Croydon, and Sutton The fourth General Election since 2010 is significant because it is the … Continue reading

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Davey, Pidgeon, Umunna all cave-in over Twitter smears

CARL SHILTON on how support for the Sutton and Cheam LibDem candidate’s nasty smear campaign started to evaporate, following challenges through formal complaints and threats of libel action It started yesterday, around noon time. The first of the offending social … Continue reading

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Hina Bokhari: election candidate with past shrouded in mystery

CARL SHILTON checks out the credentials of the controversial Liberal Democrat candidate seeking to win Sutton and Cheam from the Conservatives Hina Bokhari, the Liberal Democrat General Election candidate for Sutton and Cheam who has been accused of libel during … Continue reading

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Threats of libel action as Sutton election campaign turns nasty

EXCLUSIVE: Chuka Umunna, Jo Swinson, Caroline Lucas, even Bianca Jagger, have all taken at face value allegations made by a Liberal Democrat General Election candidate, and so now could now be dragged into a bitter legal action. Our Sutton investigations … Continue reading

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Councillors already busy working hard for their political parties

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports that the borough’s elected councillors are back to what they do best – delivering leaflets ahead of a General election. PLUS: we reveal ‘secret’ candidates in four local seats Croydon’s 70 councillors, Conservative as … Continue reading

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Scully goes in to Batt at PMQs for Sutton’s SEND families

Sutton’s failing SEND service looks set to get an early return visit from the inspectors of Ofsted, this time accompanied by officials from the Care Quality Commission. At least, that’s what Theresa Mayhem, the lame duck Prime Minister, indicated yesterday … Continue reading

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Shirley councillor shows his commitment… in Carshalton

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest straw in the wind that indicates the Tories are planning a snap General Election Conservative councillor Gareth “Blubber” Streeter demonstrated his commitment to the people living in his ward in Shirley North again … Continue reading

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Mayhem in Downing Street. And some of it is Barwell’s fault

WALTER  CRONXITE, political editor, on the latest piece of Conservative Party in-fighting to throw the nation into crisis It is entirely possible that, tomorrow morning, Gavin Barwell, Jason Cummings and Mario Creatura will all be in a queue in Fisher’s … Continue reading

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Arse! Feck! Drink! Belmont by-election’s own Father Jack

Sutton reporter BERTIE WORCESTER-PARK on how a Tory ex-councillor’s foul-mouthed tirades have come back to haunt him, just in time for a Halloween by-election The people of Belmont, one of the quieter, more refined suburbs of quiet and refined south … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Neil Garratt, Paul Scully MP, Sutton Council, Tim Crowley | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sutton LibDems have cause to worry over Brake’s boundaries

Our Sutton reporter, BERTIE WORCESTER-PARK, on the potential consequences of the parliamentary boundary changes for the borough’s veteran MP It is not only Labour seats in London that the Tories are after through their gerrymandering exercise masquerading under a constituency … Continue reading

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The race to replace ‘Silent’ Steve O’Connell has already begun

Just when you thought it was safe to go out on to the streets without risk of being button-holed by political activists, WALTER CRONXITE reports that preparations are already being made for the next round of elections Weekend reports that … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, 2020 London elections, Heidi Alexander, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Paul Scully MP, Sadiq Khan, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Independents’ Day in Beddington puts Dombey in the doldrums

Tony Newman is not the only south London council leader under increased pressure following the local elections. BELLE MONT delves into the detail of the results in Sutton, where the local LibDem leader used to boast that ‘independents don’t win … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Hamish Pollock, Jayne McCoy, Jessica Crowe, Niall Bolger, Nick Mattey, Paul Burstow MP, Paul Scully MP, Ruth Dombey, Sutton Council, Tim Crowley, Waste incinerator, Wendy Mathys | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sutton Conservatives trying hard to keep it in the family

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Our political staffer, BERTIE WORCESTER-PARK, on how the Tories have loaded their candidate lists for the Town Hall elections with their nearest and dearest Residents of Sutton have heard a lot about “Better for Families” from the Tories. … Continue reading

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Under-fire Sutton LibDems are beginning to feel the squeeze

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Over in Sutton, the political party which controls the council is sending out distress signals ahead of the May 3 vote, as BELLE MONT reports Liberal Democrats have clung on to power in Sutton over the years by … Continue reading

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Labour look to sack Veolia and build council homes in Sutton

Labour in Sutton tonight published its manifesto ahead of the local elections on May 3, including a promise to hold a public inquiry in what has become notorious as #SuttonBinShame, with the transfer of waste collection and street-cleaning services to … Continue reading

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‘Disgusted’ councillor accuses Brake’s LibDems of ‘cult’ status

Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, on the latest break in the ranks in what was once a LibDem single-party state The barely disguised tensions within the Sutton Liberal Democrats were exposed during the General Election campaign, when one of their … Continue reading

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May’s Chief of Staff was the author of his own election obituary

WALTER CRONXITE has drilled down into the election numbers (well, Electoral Calculus has), and come up with some worrying figures for Croydon Tories It wasn’t only Gavin Barwell who got his P45 from his Westminster job last week. And while … Continue reading

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‘I know which hospital is to close’ boasts rookie Tory candidate

The Tory Party does have plans to close one of south London’s large NHS hospitals if they win the General Election on June 8 – that’s according to the Conservatives’ candidate in Croydon North. Samuel Kasumu made the stunning admission … Continue reading

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LibDems having a Brake-down in Sutton as UKIP stand down

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on a development today which could alter the political make-up in south-west London for years to come The Regressive Alliance is alive and kicking in Sutton, where UKIP has opted to keep their General Election … Continue reading

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