Category Archives: Tony Newman

Croydon and ‘delivery’, Part 2: London’s greenest borough

Perhaps it is forgotten in the mists of Croydon Labour leader Tony Newman’s failing memory, but four years ago he was preparing a manifesto ahead of the 2014 Town Hall elections which included a number of pledges on the state … Continue reading

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Surrey Street traders to move to North End for 10 weeks

The future of Surrey Street Market, if it is to have a future at all, may be determined over the next three months, after the council announced yesterday that the regular stall-holders will be displaced to North End for 10 … Continue reading

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Grey Label take Croydon to MIPIM and organise a ‘racket’

Just look what is being done in the name of Croydon Council this week in the sunny South of France at the MIPIM “booze and hookers’ fest” conference in Cannes. Croydon, according  to the latest bit of marketing bullshit from … Continue reading

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Newman’s ward gamble back-fires as Commission backs Tories

Croydon Council leader Tony Newman’s big gamble of seeking to re-draw the borough’s ward boundaries to establish a political advantage for Labour in future elections has back-fired disastrously. As the Local Government Boundary Commission for England publishes its recommendations this … Continue reading

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Rulebook gaffe forces Labour to lift councillor’s suspension

Confusion and suspicion surround Bensham Manor councillor Jamie Audsley’s status within the Labour group at Croydon Town Hall, after his suspension from the ruling party’s whip over a disciplinary matter was dropped within 24 hours of its being announced. Sources … Continue reading

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Labour spin doctor Ellerby accused of a £1.4m comms trick

Croydon’s Council Tax-payers could be facing hundreds of thousands of pounds of additional costs, on top of the six-figure salary for their new Blairite political spin-doctor, Julian Ellerby, if his track record at neighbouring Lambeth is anything to go by. … Continue reading

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Reed ‘crony’ appointed to manage Newman’s pre-election PR

The council has announced, all so quietly, the appointment of a former senior London Labour Party official to the newly created position of Croydon’s “director of strategy and partnerships”. “That job is effectively the personal assistant to council leader Tony … Continue reading

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