Category Archives: Humayun Kabir

Mayor candidate Shawcross’s ‘new’ direction not so new at all

Any ‘clean break’ with the incompetence and graft of the past at Croydon Town Hall that is being offered by Labour Mayoral candidate Val Shawcross appears doomed by her own campaign’s deep-rooted connections with discredited Tony Newman and some of … Continue reading

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Regina Road scandal sees two more councillors de-selected

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the latest round of results in Labour’s sometimes shambolic local elections candidate selection process Labour members in South Norwood tonight de-selected two of Newman’s numpties, Clive Fraser and Patsy Cummings, senior councillors who had been … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, Bensham Manor, Bernadette Khan, Broad Green, Clive Fraser, Croydon North, Humayun Kabir, Humayun Kabir, Jamie Audsley, Louis Carserides, Manju Shahul Hameed, Muhammad Ali, Patsy Cummings, Selhurst, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Newman accused of breaking own rules over councillor sacking

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest shenanigans from Croydon’s Labour leader Tony Newman, the leader of the council, may have broken his own Labour group’s rules last week when he issued an email “announcing” the appointment of Janet Campbell as … Continue reading

Posted in Callton Young, Humayun Kabir, Jane Avis, Janet Campbell, Toni Letts, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Council’s experts warned hotel scheme must be rejected

The council’s planning department not only left out an MP’s objections to the Queen’s Hotel scheme, they tried to ignore entirely the findings of their own panel of conservation experts. KEN LEE reports Serious questions continue to be raised over … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Humayun Kabir, Jo Negrini, Joy Prince, Paul Scott, Pete Smith, Planning, South Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audsley pays price as Newman sacks him as cabinet deputy

A lapse in judgement means that Jamie Audsley will be about £10,000 out of pocket next year, as the Bensham Manor ward councillor has been sacked from Labour leader Tony Newman’s cabinet team. Or, as Tony Soprano once said, “There’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Bensham Manor, Humayun Kabir, Jamie Audsley, Maggie Mansell, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mark Watson, Norbury, Pat Ryan, Paul Scott, Robert Canning, Stephen Mann, Stuart King, Tony Newman, Wayne Lawlor, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

East Croydon’s Bridge to Nowhere won’t be finished until 2024

WALTER CRONXITE reports on another foregone conclusion at the council’s planning committee, a decision which will blight development in the town centre until 2024, at least Croydon’s pusillanimous planning committee, under the chairmanship of Paul “Five Hats” Scott, last night … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Chris Wright, East Croydon, Humayun Kabir, Joy Prince, Mark Watson, Menta Tower, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Sue Winborn, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Night of the short knives as Newman sacks chief whip Ryan

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the public gallery with a Twix bar and a copy of the Racing Post, offers the inside information on what passes for a reshuffle at the Town Hall It was the sort of “hit” that … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Hamida Ali, Humayun Kabir, Manju Shahul Hameed, Oliver Lewis, Pat Ryan, Patricia Hay-Justice, Sherwan Chowdhury, Simon Hall, Stephen Mann, Tony Newman, Waddon, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Bernadette Khan, Gerry Ryan, Humayun Kabir, Karen Jewitt, Paul Smith, Selhurst, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

85% of Croydon respondents wanted a job with Asda

In a consultation run by a supermarket chain about opening a new store in the north of Croydon, 85 per cent of respondents included a request about getting a job. The figure – more than 8-in-10 of respondents – was … Continue reading

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