Tag Archives: Barwell

Labour suspends Croydon Central secretary over Hitler tweet

The Labour Party has suspended David White, the secretary of the Croydon Central constituency party, following complaints over a single tweet sent a fortnight ago in defence of Ken Livingstone, after the former London Mayor’s Hitler and Zionism brain belch. … Continue reading

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‘Offensive, patronising and pathetic’: Croydon Tory slates Zac

A prominent member of Croydon Conservatives has described the Zac Goldsmith Mayoral campaign as “offensive, patronising, off-putting, negative and pathetic”. John Cartwright also publicly admitted that to “register a protest”, he voted for Sian Berry, the Green Party candidate, as … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Eddy Arram, Gavin Barwell MP, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan MP, Steve O'Connell, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Developers don’t know what to call their £1.4bn supermall

They want to spend £1,400,000,000 demolishing and rebuilding much of the town centre, to build 1,000 “luxury apartments”, a car park for eager shoppers with 3,000 bays, and they are still promising 5,000 jobs (though they remain vague about exactly … Continue reading

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MP Barwell tries to claim election office cost just £1.84 per day

Tory MP Gavin Barwell, who won the Croydon Central parliamentary seat last May by just 165 votes, has tried to meet strict election spending limits by submitting that his campaign office cost only £1.84 a day. The Daily Mirror is … Continue reading

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Police receive complaint over MP Barwell’s election expenses

Gavin Barwell is the subject of a formal complaint to the police which asks them to investigate whether the Croydon Central Tory MP broke the law by under-declaring his campaign spending at last year’s General Election. Barwell has form in … Continue reading

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£1.4bn supermall may need new CPO and planning permission

Is this where we say ‘we told you so’? The Nirvana of a megamall in central Croydon, first aired in 2012, could be another six years away following this week’s change of plan from ‘Hammersfield’, reports STEVEN DOWNES Croydon faces … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Business, CPO, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, John Burton, Planning, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Barwell’s forgotten campaign boost from Tory Road Trip

STEVEN DOWNES reports on how Gavin Barwell’s account of his election victory last year somehow managed to overlook the day when a Cabinet minister and more than 100 Tory activists visited the borough to help him Is this a picture … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Ian Parker, Mario Creatura | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Making our roads a safer place needs enforcement action

CROYDON COMMENTARY: One of our MPs has written to constituents expressing his disappointment at council proposals for 20mph speed limits on residential roads. On one matter, AUSTEN COOPER agrees with the MP I took this picture, left, yesterday, and tweeted … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, East Croydon, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, New Addington, Policing, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Newman’s time for change as he faces threat of ‘dead sheep’

WALTER CRONXITE on the ins and outs of the latest council “non-reshuffles”, and how the the spectre of #WadGate and others’ past crimes still stalk the Town Hall’s corridors of (not much) power “They used to say that being attacked … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, 2018 council elections, Croydon South, Dudley Mead, Hamida Ali, Heathfield, Jason Cummings, Jo Negrini, London Assembly, Margaret Mead, Mark Watson, Matthew Kyeremeh, Mike Fisher, Pat Ryan, Paul Scott, Planning, Sara Bashford, Selsdon & Ballards, Steve O'Connell, Stuart Collins, Thornton Heath, Tim Pollard, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Upper Norwood, Whitgift Foundation, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

MP who voted for benefits cuts claims £280 per week expenses

While we were waiting for Dodgy Dave to publish his tax returns and for Jeremy Corbyn to find his, Inside Croydon has dug out some financial records on Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell. Back in 2010, when still a thrusting … Continue reading

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MP’s former employee blames Barwell for security breach

It’s beginning to appear that Gavin Barwell couldn’t be trusted to organise a piss up in a brewery, not even one brewing Dutch lager, after an ex-employee passed the buck to the Tory MP over a potential security breach at the … Continue reading

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Disability campaigner’s letters to Tory MPs have been ignored

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Two of Croydon’s MPs voted for cuts in disability benefits, and one then claimed credit when the changes to PIP were dropped. PETER ROGERS, an organiser of charity fund-raising events, has written to both MPs asking for an … Continue reading

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Lager lobbyist Creatura given free pass by Tory MP Barwell

Gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell has been caught out in another abuse of parliamentary rules, this time by allowing his former parliamentary assistant Mario Creatura to continue to hold a security pass to access the House of Commons while working as a … Continue reading

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Croydon MPs’ declarations of interest 2015: Chris Philp

Here’s the official December 2015 update of the declarations of interest for the MP for Croydon South. A grand total of: £33,500 “Toady” Philp (according to Rupert Murdoch’s The Times today; it’s behind a paywall, but don’t bother handing over … Continue reading

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Croydon MPs’ declarations of interest 2015: Gavin Barwell

Here’s the official December 2015 update of the declarations of interest for the MP for Croydon Central. A grand total of: £34,101 Croydon’s Tory group on the council have stumped up £5,000 for Gav from their allowances. That’s Council Tax-payers’ … Continue reading

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Croydon MPs’ declarations of interest 2015: Steve Reed OBE

Here’s the official December 2015 update of the declarations of interest from the MP for Croydon North/Lambeth South (delete to taste). A grand total of: £10,080 This is for the period since May’s General Election. There doesn’t appear to have … Continue reading

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What politicians say and what they do: Gavin Barwell, Part 94

Conservative MP Gavin “The Pulitzer Prize is in the post” Barwell this week issued one of his regular email bulletins to his constituents in Croydon Central. It had this to say about disability benefits and his Tory Government’s recent proposal … Continue reading

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Tory mayoral hopeful apologises for email blunder – by email

Old Etonian millionaire Zac Goldsmith, the Tories’ candidate for London Mayor, has this afternoon been forced to issue an apology to more than 50 Croydon residents as a result of his campaign team’s blundering, as reported this morning by Inside … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Chris Philp MP, Gavin Barwell MP, Mayor of London, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Anger over Goldsmith email blunder before ‘secret’ meeting

Tory Mayoral hopeful Zac Goldsmith’s “top secret” event – which Inside Croydon is happy to reveal is being staged at Clyde Hall, Addiscombe, doors open at 5pm today – has descended into chaos and acrimony amid accusations that the Conservative … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Addiscombe, Chris Philp MP, Gavin Barwell MP, Mayor of London, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Is this the election real life? Is this just MP Barwell’s fantasy?

WALTER CRONXITE reviews “the world’s longest job application”, the Croydon Central MP’s account of the 2015 General Election campaign If anyone needed further evidence that self-serving career politicians are only in it for themselves, then Gavin Barwell’s How To Win … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Sarah Jones | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments