Category Archives: Gerry Ryan

UKIP condemned for election call ahead of councillor’s funeral

UKIP’s out-of-control members in Croydon, who are usually fronted by the notoriously incompetent Winston McKenzie, have struck again, causing widespread disgust by impatiently demanding a by-election in Selhurst ward following the death of widely admired Labour Councillor Gerry Ryan. Ryan’s … Continue reading

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Selhurst loses a councillor and champion in Gerry Ryan

STEVEN DOWNES attempts to pay tribute to Gerry Ryan It was Gerry Ryan’s 57th birthday yesterday. That, by any measure, is too young an age at which to die, but after many months suffering a debilitating form of cancer, finally, … Continue reading

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Newman’s front-bench team has Collins in charge of clean-up

Tony Newman, the new Leader of Croydon Council, has announced his front-bench team following last Thursday’s Labour local election victory, with a line-up of mainly familiar faces after eight years in opposition. The positions were determined by Newman following a … Continue reading

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Gray day for “rising star”, as Smith loses selection battle

Paul Smith, the Labour councillor for West Thornton and member of the shadow cabinet, has not been selected to stand at next May’s Town Hall elections. He is the fourth serving Labour councillor in Croydon to miss out on selection … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Bernadette Khan, Broad Green, Gerry Ryan, Humayun Kabir, Karen Jewitt, New Addington, Paul Smith, Selhurst, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Councillor Smith to contest Labour’s West Thornton short-list

Carnage at a Croydon Labour meeting in West Thornton ward this week, when no fewer than three sitting councillors who had put themselves forward for selection failed even to be short-listed by local party members. The three councillors who did … Continue reading

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Croydon Central will have all-woman list for Labour

The Labour party candidate for the Croydon Central parliamentary seat will be a woman, according to a report on the Labour List website today. The seat, which was held by Labour until 2005, is represented by Gavin Barwell of the … Continue reading

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Croydon could be counting a new women’s Champion

Croydon has never had a woman MP, but tonight could see an important step made to change that. Counting Women In today publishes its report Sex and Power 2013: Who Runs Britain? which details a huge gender imbalance in British … Continue reading

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Val Shawcross reported to be on list for Croydon by-election

Val Shawcross, the London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark and Ken Livingstone’s running mate in May’s Mayoral election, heads the list of candidates to stand for Labour in the Croydon North by-election, according to reports this weekend. Although the … Continue reading

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United we stand: looking for a more representative Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There’s gathering interest in more radical solutions to the deep economic and social problems, locally and nationally, judging by one well-attended meeting last week, writes ANDREW PELLING Something rather extraordinary is happening to left of centre politics in … Continue reading

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Labour’s Newman names his team for council election build-up

The Labour group on Croydon Council is becoming a bit like the Conservatives. Well, at least in just one small, but important, way, writes ANDREW PELLING In parliament, Labour dropped the election of its shadow cabinet by its MPs, leaving … Continue reading

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