Category Archives: David Wood

Axed! Retailer hit with £19,000 fines for under-age online sale

The council’s Trading Standards department has secured another prosecution against a business selling potentially a dangerous weapon to a child. The latest conviction was brought against a Manchester firm that sold an axe online to a 13-year-old. It saw Topline … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Crime, Croydon Council, David Wood, Knife crime, Trading Standards | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Scott and Butler sacked from cabinet as Tories get their way

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on what passed for a ‘night of the long knives’ at the council’s extraordinary meeting Hamida Ali’s first act as the leader of the council last night was to sack three of the … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Callton Young, Croydon Council, David Wood, Hamida Ali, Jane Avis, Jason Perry, Muhammad Ali, Paul Scott, Stuart Collins, Stuart King, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Newman’s claims over diversity miss the real ‘need for change’

Black Lives Matter. But in Orwellian Croydon, some matter more than others, as our political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports While many in England will be rushing off to the pub tomorrow, Tony Newman will be using a Croydon Labour councillors’ … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Callton Young, Chris Clark, Clive Fraser, David Wood, Jane Avis, Janet Campbell, Louisa Woodley, Oliver Lewis, Paul Scott, Sean Fitzsimons, Simon Hall, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Newman hand-picks ‘Secret Seven’ to check on finance panel

EXCLUSIVE: The beleaguered council leader has moved to avoid  being held responsible for the borough’s massive £1.5bn debt and huge over-spend, reports KEN LEE A group of councillors, secretly hand-picked by Tony Newman, will meet tonight to discuss the council’s … Continue reading

Posted in Caragh Skipper, Clive Fraser, Croydon Council, David Wood, Leila Ben-Hassel, Patsy Cummings, Simon Hall, Stephen Mann | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Licensing changes are halted over bashment ban concerns

Council plans to alter its licensing policy in the town centre, after several years of strictly applying rules which discouraged new bars, night clubs and pubs to open, failed to get past the first hurdle of last week’s committee meeting … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Business, Callton Young, Croydon Council, David Wood, Jane Avis, Jo Negrini, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Pubs, Sadiq Khan, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Skipper gets selected with Henson for Addiscombe East

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the first two councillor de-selections as a Momentum candidate gets picked for next May’s Town Hall elections Labour will field an all-woman slate in Addiscombe East at next May’s local elections, after a ward selection … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe East, Alison Butler, Andrew Rendle, Ashburton, Caragh Skipper, David Wood, Maddie Henson, Paul Scott, Selhurst, Stephen Mann, Timothy Godfrey, Toni Letts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Godfrey becomes third senior Labour councillor to quit

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest senior council figure to announce that they won’t be seeking selection for May’s local elections Timothy Godfrey last night became the third Croydon Council cabinet member or deputy to announce that they are to … Continue reading

Posted in Art, David Wood, Fairfield Halls, Riesco Collection, Selhurst, Timothy Godfrey, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Warehouse Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Commission draws the line under Newman’s bid for control

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how an effort to shore-up Town Hall power through boundary changes has left Croydon’s Labour leadership even more dependent on Jeremy Corbyn, the party leader many of them tried to oust The Local Government Boundary … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe West, Andrew Rendle, Ashburton, Croydon Council, David Wood, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Helen Pollard, Kenley, Maddie Henson, Maria Gatland, New Addington, Paul Scott, Selhurst, South Croydon, Stephen Mann, Steve O'Connell, Sue Winborn, Tim Pollard, Timothy Godfrey, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Vidhi Mohan, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Fraser tipped to take chair in Croydon North Labour Party

Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP for Croydon North/Lambeth South (delete to taste) looks set to get his fourth constituency party chair in the space of 18 months at a meeting being held tonight. Local party insiders tip Clive Fraser, … Continue reading

Posted in Clive Fraser, Croydon North, David Wood, Fairfield, Patsy Cummings, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Labour members get chance to ask Reed about Corbyn coup

Labour members in Croydon North, who Steve Reed OBE, the constituency MP, refused to answer with a frank explanation of his position over the party’s leadership, have the chance to get up close and personal with Progress vice-chair this Saturday … Continue reading

Posted in Catriona Ogilvy, Croydon North, David Wood, John Wentworth, Selhurst, Steve Reed MP, Timothy Godfrey, Toni Letts | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Football-watching councillors are rewarded with promotions

WALTER CRONXITE, our man outside the Town Hall with a Yorkie bar and Mike Fisher’s discarded copy of the Racing Post, sees a clear message in the latest council cabinet reshuffle: mediocrity will be rewarded in Croydon Tony Newman, Croydon’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Callton Young, Croydon Council, David Wood, Hamida Ali, John Wentworth, Kathy Bee, Matthew Kyeremeh, Pat Ryan, Paul Scott, Planning, Stuart King, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Transport, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Barwell starts to close the gap on Jones in Croydon Central

Parliament will be dissolved in three weeks’ time, with the polls suggesting the borough’s one battleground seat, Croydon Central, will be a tighter contest than was previously predicted, reports WALTER CRONXITE The result of the Selhurst ward by-election last week … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Addiscombe West, Andrew Pelling, Ashburton, Croydon Central, David Wood, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Purley Pool, Sarah Jones MP, Selhurst, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Selhurst sees Labour touching Wood over Croydon Central

Labour’s David Wood romped to an overwhelming victory in the Selhurst ward council by-election yesterday, winning 71.5 per cent of the vote to take his party’s 40th seat at Croydon Town Hall. But fewer than 1 in 5 Selhurst voters … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, David Wood, Gavin Barwell, Gerry Ryan, Nathan Elvery, Selhurst, South Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

UKIP make ‘crass’ member chairman of Croydon North branch

UKIP in Croydon, who caused widespread disgust when three of its members lodged the call for the Selhurst ward by-election before the funeral of former councillor Gerry Ryan, have rewarded one of those who created the outrage by making him … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon North, David Wood, Gerry Ryan, Peter Staveley, Selhurst, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hague and Morley are added to Selhurst by-election slate

Croydon’s Green Party has selected the group’s co-leader, Tracey Hague, as their candidate for the council by-election in Selhurst ward. At the weekend, the Liberal Democrats became the last of the major parties, and UKIP, to announce who would be … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Greens, David Wood, Gerry Ryan, Gordon Ross, Selhurst, Shasha Khan, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

UKIP’s short straw for Selhurst by-election drawn by Reid

UKIP has chosen Annette Reid as the person to face the wrath of Selhurst ward’s Council Tax-payers, many of them angered that they could face an unnecessary bill of £20,000 for having to go to the polling stations on March … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon North, David Wood, Gerry Ryan, Selhurst, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Gunter puts herself forward to have a go for Tories in Selhurst

Tirena Gunter, a seemingly permanent paper candidate for the Tories in the north of the borough, will have her name on ballot papers again next month, as the Conservative candidate in the Selhurst ward by-election. The selection, which took place … Continue reading

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Labour selects ‘excellent candidate’ Wood for Selhurst

David Wood, the son of a former Bishop of Croydon, will be Selhurst’s new councillor next month. Wood is 42 and lives in Selhurst. He was selected at a Labour ward meeting last night from among seven applicants. Patsy Cummings, … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop of Croydon, Clive Fraser, Croydon Central, Croydon North, David Wood, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Gerry Ryan, Patsy Cummings, Paul Smith, Selhurst, Steve Reed MP, Timothy Godfrey, Toni Letts, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Philp backs calls for more questions over Croydon PCT

Chris Philp, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Croydon South, used the platform of a local debating society this week to call for greater accountability over the mysteriously vanishing £27 million of public cash from Croydon’s former NHS Primary Care Trust. … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Andrew Pelling, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Croydon South, David Wood, Health, Mayday Hospital, Mike Fisher, Toni Letts, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Cummings joins Labour’s candidate list in Fairfield ward

Patsy Cummings was last night selected by Labour to be their third candidate in Fairfield ward at next May’s local council elections. Cummings joins Clive Fraser and David Wood, who were selected in June, on the Labour slate for the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Clive Fraser, David Fitze, David Wood, Fairfield, Patsy Cummings, Sue Winborn, Vidhi Mohan | Leave a comment

Complaint filed over Woodley’s New Addington selection

A complaint has been filed with Labour’s London region office over the selection of candidates to stand in New Addington ward at next May’s local council elections, Inside Croydon has learned. But the complaint does not involve the somewhat premature … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Clive Fraser, David Wood, Fairfield, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Paul Smith, Thornton Heath, Tony Pearson, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bishop’s son selected to fight Fairfield for Labour

The son of a former Bishop of Croydon has been selected as a Labour candidate in Fairfield ward for next year’s council elections. David Wood, 41, grew up in Fairfield ward, having been brought up in the Bishop’s house in … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Clive Fraser, David Fitze, David Wood, Environment, Fairfield, Karen Jewitt, Planning, Sue Winborn, Vidhi Mohan, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment