Category Archives: Tim Pollard

Pollard: Losing on planning legal appeals is ‘money well spent’

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Our eager Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, spent the evening at a debate in Old Coulsdon, so that you didn’t have to Not content with overseeing the publication of an uncosted local election manifesto that contains at least … Continue reading

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Pollard’s manifesto makes election a question of honesty

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Four years ago, the Conservatives in Croydon demonstrated their contempt for the electorate by not even bothering with a manifesto. This time round, as political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports, what they have produced is simply not very credible … 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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Council contempt for public in Orwellian Town Hall meeting

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE watched the latest travesty of a council meeting, so you wouldn’t have to Will they never learn? Monday night saw the Town Hall chamber holding the last full meeting of the council before the local elections … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Chris Wright, Community associations, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Donald Speakman, Dudley Mead, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Purley, Queens Gardens, Shirley, South Norwood, Tim Pollard, Timothy Godfrey, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Tory Dick has commitment issues over election and pulls out

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on further last-minute candidate shuffling It is not just Labour who seem to have difficulties with selecting their candidates for the Town Hall elections on May 3. Croydon Tories have discovered commitment issues. In New … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Ace Nnorom, Fieldway, Neville Dick, New Addington, New Addington North, Philip Sheppard, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Purley debating society gets all political before local elections

Local elections must be coming, because the Purley and Coulsdon Debating Society has gone all political with its topic for April. As the event, on Monday April 16, is being staged in true-blue Coulsdon, it is probably unsurprising that the … Continue reading

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Tories accused of breaking their own rules over selections

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on complaints of undemocratic interference in the candidate selection process, and too much influence from the local party leader in those allowed to stand in May’s Town Hall elections At least four of Croydon’s longest serving … Continue reading

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