Category Archives: Bernadette Khan

Mayor drops in at Broadmead Primary for a community coffee

The Mayor of Croydon, Bernadette Khan, has visited Broadmead Primary School to pay recognition to the outstanding work the school is doing within its community. Every half term Broadmead organises a community coffee morning, in which parents and local community … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Mayor joins choir’s carol-singing performance

The Croydon Philharmonic Choir is performing a special Christmas concert in Park Hill on Monday night, when they will be with one of their newest “recruits”: Bernadette Khan, the Mayor of Croydon. Cllr Khan and her husband, Qaiyum, were present … Continue reading

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Public’s Town Hall questions on Binmageddon get censored

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, sat through nearly four hours of Monday’s Town Hall meeting, so that you didn’t have to… A mere 90 days since the last full meeting of the council, and most of the borough’s councillors … Continue reading

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Khan or Quadir: the parties name their Mayor candidates

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the private deliberations of the political party duopoly at the Town Hall as to who gets to wear the Trumptonesque outfits for the next year The next Mayor of Croydon will be Bernadette Khan. Or it … Continue reading

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Official investigation under way over West Thornton selection

WALTER CRONXITE reports on further delays and dispute in Croydon Labour’s candidate selection process ahead of next May’s local elections Labour Party officials in West Thornton ward face an investigation after what one member described as a “farce” of a … Continue reading

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‘Farce’ as West Thornton postpones ward selection meeting

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest calamities to befall the local Labour Party’s efforts to select candidates for next May’s Town Hall elections Already more than a month behind schedule, Labour’s selection process for candidates to stand for election … Continue reading

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Plan rejected for primary on busy Thornton Heath road

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE reports on an important decision for the future health of generations of school children taken at last night’s planning committee Councillors on Croydon’s planning committee last night unanimously rejected a proposal to build a three-form-of-entry primary … Continue reading

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Watson’s moving speech homes in on a Labour weakness

WALTER CRONXITE on what could turn out to be another boost for local estate agents, unwittingly provided by Croydon Council Mark Watson is going nowhere – and that’s official. Well, at least that’s what the under-pressure Addiscombe councillor told a … Continue reading

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Race relations campaigner Young wins Labour selection

Callton Young has been selected as Labour’s candidate for the West Thornton council by-election, expected to be held on May 5 alongside the London elections. Young, a retired senior civil servant and recipient of the OBE, won on the second … Continue reading

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Cummings and Young head Labour by-election shortlist

Labour has whittled down its candidates to stand for election to the council in West Thornton ward to a shortlist of five, all of whom are from a black or minority ethnic background, and three of whom are women. The … Continue reading

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Council planning committee approves primary school build alongside one of London’s most badly polluted roads

Croydon Council’s planning committee last night granted approval for a school, for children as young as five, to be built alongside one of the most polluted roads in London, the A23 Purley Way. Official air quality readings in the past … Continue reading

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Benn quits Croydon with passing shot at Labour leadership

The Hon Emily Benn is quitting as a Labour councillor in West Thornton less than two years after being elected, in order to take up a new job in New York with her merchant bank employers. If The Hon Emily’s … Continue reading

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Having a ‘mare: Newman could use chance for a reshuffle

Punch and Judy’s back on at the Town Hall tomorrow night, with the latest full meeting of the council. Nothing of note is likely to be decided. Little of real interest will be announced. That’s transparent and accountable democracy in … Continue reading

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Whoops! Tories drop West Thornton from election advert

WALTER CRONXITE, our man outside the Croydon Tories’ head office in Purley with a rolled up copy of the local paper and a iPhone 5S in his pocket, reports on another example that shows that politicians take the electorate for … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Bernadette Khan, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Emily Benn, Steve Reed MP, Stuart King, Vidhi Mohan, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Tony Benn’s granddaughter selected for West Thornton ward

Emily Benn, the granddaughter of former Labour government cabinet minister Tony Benn, seems set to be a Croydon councillor next year. Norwood resident Emily Benn has been selected as a candidate to stand in the safe Labour ward of West … 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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