Category Archives: Sara Bashford

Tories’ reward for failure: ex-MP Barwell gets £31,000 pay hike

A 22% pay rise, plus winding-up expenses, jobs for the boys (and girl), resettlement grants and a very generous redundancy package means that one Croydon Conservative has never had it so good. And all at your expense, as WALTER CRONXITE … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Nero Ughwujabo, Sara Bashford, Selsdon & Ballards | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Senior Tory councillor quits Town Hall but keeps it all quiet

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the disappearing act performed by one of the local Tories’ former leading lights Unannounced at the Town Hall, and unmentioned to the people of Selsdon and Ballards ward she was supposed to be … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Dudley Mead, Phil Thomas, Sara Bashford, Selsdon & Ballards | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Ex-teaching assistant Bashford lands Cabinet Office job

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the Croydon councillor who has risen without trace Anyone who aspires to this country being run by anything that might resemble a meritocracy may be saddened to learn that the “politically restricted” job which … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Sara Bashford, Selsdon & Ballards | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Vast majority of Croydon Tories (about a dozen) vote Perry

Jason Perry has been elected overwhelmingly to be the new deputy leader of Croydon Conservatives. When we say “elected overwhelmingly”, we mean just by Tory councillors. A maximum of 29 of them. That’s because Sara Bashford has now got a … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Dudley Mead, Fairfield, Jason Perry, Mike Fisher, Phil Thomas, Sara Bashford, South Croydon, Sue Winborn, Tim Pollard, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon Tories take their revenge on Fisher over #WadGate

There was blood on the shag pile at Croydon Tory HQ over selections for next May’s local elections. Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on the high casualty rate among some of the council’s one-time big beasts Mike Fisher, until 2014 … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Chris Wright, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, Donald Speakman, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell, Heathfield, James Thompson, Margaret Mead, Mike Fisher, Phil Thomas, Purley, Sara Bashford, Selsdon & Ballards, Shirley, Sue Winborn, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Tories pick B-List election candidate. And fail to announce it

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but there is a Conservative candidate for the council by-election, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Croydon Conservatives have chosen their candidate to stand in the South Norwood council by-election on September 7. It is to be Rebecca … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Croydon North, Jason Cummings, Patsy Cummings, Peter Underwood, Sara Bashford, South Norwood, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon Tories’ leadership abandon hope with their B listers

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, has obtained a copy of a Croydon Conservatives internal document which shows their north-south divide of the borough when it comes to picking candidates for next year’s council elections Whoever Croydon Conservatives select to contest … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe West, Ashburton, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Jason Cummings, Mario Creatura, New Addington, Sara Bashford, Tim Pollard, Vidhi Mohan, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Westfield delaying while they seek key deal with John Lewis

EXCLUSIVE: Our retailing correspondent, M.T. WALLETTE, reports on the Godot-like wait for an anchor tenant for Hammersfield’s not-so-supermall Westfield have delayed re-submitting their plans for the £1.4billion redevelopment of the town centre and Whitgift Centre because are they are still … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Housing, Jo Negrini, Planning, Property, Sara Bashford, Sarah Jones MP, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Barwell says £1.5m to save lives on our roads is ‘wasteful’

KEN LEE, our south of the borough correspondent, reports on the latest not-very-bright piece of opposition-for-opposition’s sake dreamt up by the local Conservatives The latest exercise in political point-scoring from Croydon’s Tories, including gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell, could put children’s lives … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Croydon Council, Environment, Gavin Barwell, Policing, Sara Bashford, Stuart King, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Tories agree: Labour’s Fairfield deal looking good for Croydon

WALTER CRONXITE on an outbreak of consensus and agreement for the future of the borough Tory councillors’ “opposition for opposition’s sake” approach to the £30million refurbishment of the Fairfield Halls crumbled amid commonsense, the best interests of the borough and … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon Council, Fairfield Halls, Helen Pollard, Mario Creatura, Sara Bashford, Sean Fitzsimons, Theatre | Leave a comment