Category Archives: Emily Benn

South Norwood’s Andrew Fisher resigns as Corbyn aide

Andrew Fisher, the influential policy adviser to the leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn and the author of the Labour’s widely admired 2017 For The Many Not The Few manifesto, is standing down from his position, in the latest shock … Continue reading

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Labour pains as rival right-wing groups cling to control

WALTER CRONXITE on the north-south divide over candidate selection for next year’s council elections A war of words has broken out between rival right-wingers in Croydon’s Labour Party, as they fight to retain positions, patronage and power following their stunning … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alisa Flemming, Andrew Fisher, Clive Fraser, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, David White, Emily Benn, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones MP, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

May’s Chief of Staff was the author of his own election obituary

WALTER CRONXITE has drilled down into the election numbers (well, Electoral Calculus has), and come up with some worrying figures for Croydon Tories It wasn’t only Gavin Barwell who got his P45 from his Westminster job last week. And while … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Addiscombe West, Andrew Fisher, Ashburton, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell, Gill Hickson, Jennifer Brathwaite, Kathleen Garner, Michael Swadling, Paul Scully MP, Samuel Kasumu, Sarah Jones MP, South Croydon, Steve Reed MP, Tom Brake MP, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Barwell campaign is quick to take to the battleground streets

WALTER CRONXITE reports on Labour’s slow, and candidate-less, start to campaigning in what is supposed to be a marginal constituency, as polls show the Tories likely to win in four key wards Croydon Conservatives have got off to such a … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Addiscombe West, Ashburton, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell, New Addington, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A series of unfortunate events: our best read articles in 2016

Croydon is poorly served by many of its local politicians. A quick review of the most-read stories on Inside Croydon in 2016 shows that our loyal reader has been an avid consumer of some of their least attractive behaviour 10, … Continue reading

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Labour’s Young takes West Thornton by-election with ease

Labour claimed the first Croydon election victory of the day, when it was announced that their candidate in the West Thornton council ward by-election, Callton Young, had won with nearly two-thirds of the vote. The local Tories failed to amass … Continue reading

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McKenzie’s back on the ballot with the right-wing splitters

It looks like Winston McKenzie may get to stand in an election on May 5 after all. But the “Chump from the Dump”, who was ruled out of being a candidate for the London Mayoralty because he couldn’t manage to … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Callton Young, Croydon North, Emily Benn, Nathan Elvery, West Thornton, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in 2016 London elections, Bernadette Khan, Callton Young, Emily Benn, Stuart King, Tony Newman, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in 2016 London elections, Bernadette Khan, Emily Benn, Patsy Cummings, Stuart King, West Thornton | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Newman calls on his justice cabinet deputy to quit council

Croydon could soon be facing a second council by-election, after the ruling Labour group today withdrew the party whip from Matthew Kyeremeh and urged him to stand down as a councillor for Thornton Heath following a very messy divorce case … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Emily Benn, Matthew Kyeremeh, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

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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The year in review, as it really happened inside Croydon

2015 marked the fifth year of publication of Inside Croydon, and we’re proud to continue to offer truly independent coverage of what is really happening in the borough, the unvarnished truth, without influence or favours from the speculators or politicians, … Continue reading

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Loyalty will be up for debate when Philp takes on Benn again

It’s The Posh-Off II: The Re-match. Chris Philp, now the Tory MP for Croydon South, is again to take on The Honorable Emily Benn at the Coulsdon and Purley Debating Society in its first event of 2016, on a somewhat … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Andrew Fisher, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Purley | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Emily Benn’s mum the Viscountess gets spiky over Hoxcha

It appears that The Hon Emily Benn is not the only member of her family to display open hostility towards Jeremy Corbyn and his team, in a clumsy effort to bring down the democratically elected leader of the Labour Party. … Continue reading

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Salmond snubs Councillor Benn over her granddad’s memory

That family name, which has already opened so many doors for her in a fledgling political career, might have just got The Hon Emily Benn into a bit of a scrap. The Hon Emily, who is the daughter of a … Continue reading

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Fisher’s suspension lifted but the Progress purge continues

The Labour Party this afternoon announced that it had lifted the suspension on Andrew Fisher, the socialist author and party member from Croydon who has been appointed as policy adviser to Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader. The decision is likely … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Andrew Fisher, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Corbyn has ‘full confidence’ in aide, as Labour suspend Fisher

The Progress pogrom against Jeremy Corbyn claimed its first victim tonight, when Andrew Fisher, the Labour leader’s policy adviser, had his party membership suspended. Fisher, however, seems set to continue to work in Corbyn’s office and he confirmed to Inside … Continue reading

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Now Umunna plays role of Labour’s witch-finder general

Fair is foul and foul is fair… STEVEN DOWNES on how the witch-hunt within the Labour Party is going in Croydon It’s not Halloween for a couple of days yet, but the Murdoch press has banded together with right-wingers who … Continue reading

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Red Labour tells Emily Benn to drop Fisher expulsion call

A Labour members’ and campaigners’ grouping yesterday issued a statement where they said that they fear that Emily Benn, a West Thornton ward councillor, is “…being used by other, more sinister forces within the Parliamentary Party who are out to … Continue reading

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Benn’s attempt at Labour purge highlights support for WEP

STEVEN DOWNES reports on how the Labour  parliamentary candidate in Croydon South has been breaking party rules by supporting political rivals Efforts by the Progress wing of the Lambeth South/Croydon Labour Party to de-stabilise Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership team could stumble … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Andrew Fisher, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Jon Bigger, Steve Reed MP, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Town Hall withdraws all councillors from Fairfield Halls board

Wonders will never cease. For the first time in its 50-plus-year history, the Fairfield Halls management board has no members imposed upon it by Croydon Council. The decision was announced by the Labour-run council last week, in among its various … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Emily Benn, Fairfield Halls, Property, Timothy Godfrey, Toni Letts | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Barwell clings on to turn the tide for the Tories in Croydon

To borrow a phrase from that giant among Croydon residents, Ronnie Corbett: “And finally…”. WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the public gallery with a Yorkie bar and a copy of Computer Weekly, offers his analysis of the local state of … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, 2016 London elections, 2018 council elections, Ashburton, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell, Housing, Purley Pool, Purley Way, Sarah Jones MP, Selsdon & Ballards, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council, Tony Newman, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Testy Tory Philp refuses to answer property questions

Appearing less “lively” by the day, WALTER CRONXITE reports from what he claims is his 18th hustings of the election campaign so far, this time in Croydon South “Mind your own business.” That was the extraordinary response at last night’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gill Hickson, Jon Bigger, Kathleen Garner, Peter Underwood, Richard Ottaway MP, Schools, Trinity School | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Croydon Labour candidate is caught on the fiddle (sort of)

Inside Croydon has discovered another politician on the fiddle. The Hon Emily Benn, Labour’s candidate in Croydon South, is playing her violin in a “campaign concert” this Sunday, April 26, presumably hoping to make sweet music for potential voters as … Continue reading

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Croydon South election hustings, Croydon High, Apr 28

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gill Hickson, Kathleen Garner | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments