Category Archives: Gerry Ryan

UKIP Croydon leader forced to apologise for ‘crass’ members

Ahead of UKIP’s candidate selection meeting tonight, Peter Staveley, the party’s branch chairman in Croydon, has issued an apology to the family and friends of Councillor Gerry Ryan, who died last month, for what he describes as “the crass actions” … Continue reading

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Ex-councillor Smith among contenders for Selhurst selection

Croydon Labour will select their candidate for the ill-timed by-election in Selhurst ward on Tuesday, with around 20 members potentially in the running for this safe Town Hall seat. The vacancy has arisen following the death earlier this month of … Continue reading

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UKIP call for Selhurst by-election may cost tax-payer £20,000

The disrespectful and impatient move by three UKIP members to demand a Town Hall by-election in Selhurst ward could cost the Council Tax-payers of Croydon up to £20,000. As exclusively revealed earlier this week by Inside Croydon, UKIP members Emmanuel … Continue reading

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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