Category Archives: Badsha Quadir

The mystery of Purley’s disappearing Conservative councillor

KEN LEE reports from the Town Hall, where the continued absence of a new councillor could prompt a local by-election There is mounting concern among Croydon Tories that they may be forced to defend one of their council seats in … Continue reading

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Council gets more secretive over its councillors’ declarations

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on a strange reversal of previous open and transparent Town Hall policy, which is deliberately keeping cabinet members’ interests under cover The Labour group which is running Croydon Council is becoming more secretive by the … Continue reading

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Borough Solicitor to investigate Tory councillor’s eligibility

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on the latest twist in the tale of the tax-avoiding businessman councillor for Purley The council’s lawyers have been asked to examine whether a Conservative councillor was ineligible to stand for election. Badsha Quadir has … Continue reading

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MP-backed curry house has avoided massive tax and VAT bills

STEVEN DOWNES reports on how a recently re-elected Tory councillor has been overseeing a restaurant business which has left a trail of debts over the past decade A Croydon Conservative councillor, who runs an “award-winning” restaurant, has meanwhile seen five … Continue reading

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Speakman quits Tory party and launches attack on ageism

EXCLUSIVE: WALTER CRONXITE on the latest recriminations over party selections for the local elections next month Donald Speakman, a Tory councillor in Purley for the past 16 years, has resigned from the Conservative Party and has started a campaign to … Continue reading

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Khan or Quadir: the parties name their Mayor candidates

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the private deliberations of the political party duopoly at the Town Hall as to who gets to wear the Trumptonesque outfits for the next year The next Mayor of Croydon will be Bernadette Khan. Or it … Continue reading

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Tory MP helps to promote 10% off takeaway curry offer

See, that’s the problem when, as the constituency MP, you “show your support for local business” by posing for a picture outside the local curry house owned by a Tory Party donor. Before long, you’re appearing plastered all over a … Continue reading

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