Category Archives: Tom Brake MP

Noxious Brake and the burning questions over red diesel

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on the latest bit of cant and crass hypocrisy from that borough’s most senior FibDem Having achieved the dubious accolade of being the answer to a Pointless question, MP Tom Brake seems determined to demonstrate … Continue reading

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Salter conviction revives claims of council cover-up over fraud

Sutton Seniors Forum was a charity established 20 years ago by the parents of Ruth Dombey, now the LibDem leader of Sutton Council. Yesterday’s conviction of her former colleague Alan Salter for defrauding it of thousands of pounds has revived … Continue reading

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Momentum makes gains but Newman’s still in Blairite civil war

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest developments within local Labour parties, including in LibDem Tom Brake’s Carshalton and Wallington fiefdom Momentum, the grassroots movement established to support Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and values within the Labour Party, gained, well… some … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Clive Fraser, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, David White, Outside Croydon, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones MP, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LibDem official causes scandal over undeclared donations

Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, finds that the former chair of Sutton’s ruling party, John Drage, forgot to declare an interest during a multi-million-pound public tendering process. And not for the first time The Liberal Democrats on Sutton Council accepted … 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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Candidates call for Commission inquiry into Brake’s charity link

The LibDems in Sutton have been having problems with charities lately. After one of their councillors pleaded guilty to siphoning off thousands of pounds from a local charity for the elderly, now election candidates are demanding that a local Muslim … Continue reading

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