Tag Archives: Barwell

Tories now back boundary changes for Croydon Central

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest stage of deliberations over whether to take parliamentary constituencies from Labour and give the Tories safer seats, or whether to give the Tories safer seats and erase some Labour constituencies Croydon Tories, having originally … Continue reading

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Police drop investigation into MP Barwell’s election expenses

WALTER CRONXITE reports on how the forces of law and order have decided not to investigate a government minister It seems that the police haven’t bothered to read Gavin Barwell’s election memoir. They will not be unique in that respect, … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Crime, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Ian Parker, Richard Ottaway MP | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Reed makes Progress after Corbyn gives him a charity job

Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP for Lambeth South/Croydon North [delete to taste], has been keeping an unusually low profile for a few weeks. It appears, though, not to be out of some sense of shame for his part in … Continue reading

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Barwell fails to rule out blocking house building in Croydon

Gavin Barwell, the Croydon Central Tory MP who was recently appointed as Minister for Housing and Planning in Theresa May’s government, has failed to rule out blocking the building of new homes as proposed under the Local Plan in his … Continue reading

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£1.4bn Westfield plans set for council showdown next month

Revised plans for the £1.4 billion Westfield and Hammerson redevelopment of Croydon town centre seem likely to go before a showdown meeting of the council’s planning committee next month, and without any major adjustments to the much-altered scheme which was … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Shifa Mustafa, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Now Barwell questions whether Local Plans have a future

Giving Gavin Barwell three ministerial portfolios in Theresa May’s government is, by each passing day, looking like three portfolios too many for the Croydon Central Tory MP. Following gaffe-prone Gav’s blunders at last week’s Conservative Party conference in Birmingham over … Continue reading

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Downing St dressing-down shows Barwell’s out of his depth

After nearly 20 appearances at Tory conference fringe events, it was a busy week for Croydon’s gaffe-prone MP. But as WALTER CRONXITE reports, it is not only the wealthy member for Croydon Central who has been demonstrating his cluelessness over … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Lambeth Council, Matthew Bennett, Planning, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments