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Cummings and Lewis start the ‘chicken run’ for safe wards

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the unedifying scramble among some Labour councillors to find a safe ward to stand in at next May’s local elections The chicken run is underway among the borough’s Labour councillors, with at least one  current … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, Addiscombe East, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Hamida Ali, Humayun Kabir, Jamie Audsley, Jeet Bains, Louisa Woodley, Maddie Henson, Mike Bonello, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, Raj Rajendran, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Butler and Scott among those not facing the voters again

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on the high drop-out rate among Croydon’s Labour councillors, bruised and deflated after nearly eight years in charge at the Town Hall Paul Scott and Alison Butler, the husband and wife duo who made up … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Caragh Skipper, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Housing, Jamie Audsley, Jose Joseph, Joy Prince, Louisa Woodley, Mary Croos, Paul Scott, Robert Canning, Selhurst, Stephen Mann, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Waddon, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Members accuse officials: ‘unsound, unjust and unacceptable’

CROYDON IN CRISIS: A local branch of the Labour Party has raised ‘serious concerns’ and suspicions of ‘undue political motives’ after their ‘excellent’ ward councillor Jamie Audsley had his application to stand as a Town Hall election candidate rejected. EXCLUSIVE … Continue reading

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Scott and Butler among the ‘numpties’ looking to stand again

CROYDON IN CRISIS: No shame, no accountability, no remorse – Tony Newman’s ‘inner circle’ at the council who helped bankrupt the borough to seek selection to stand again. By STEVEN DOWNES Paul Scott and Alison Butler, two of the leading … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Clive Fraser, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Hamida Ali, Louis Carserides, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones MP, Sean Fitzsimons, Steve Reed MP, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Police in second murder investigation after teen’s stabbing

The police have launched a second murder investigation in Croydon within barely a week, after a teenager stabbed in an altercation in Bensham Manor on Friday died in hospital last night. The victim, who was aged 16, has yet to … Continue reading

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Labour councillor asks colleagues: ‘Is it time for me to go?’

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on a local politician who, some might suggest, doth protest too much A Labour councillor in Croydon has asked party members in the ward he represents whether he should carry on as their elected representative … Continue reading

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Woman charged with murdering her son worked for council

The mother of two-year-old Kyrell Matthews, who died at his Thornton Heath home in October 2019 after suffering 39 fractures, had been employed by Croydon Council… working with children in care. Inside Croydon has confirmed that Phylesia Shirley was a … Continue reading

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Volunteers wanted to paint Bensham Manor footbridge, May 4-5

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Kabir and Henson to board the mayoral gravy train in 2019

The appointment of Mayor of Croydon may well be a case of ‘Buggin’s Turn’ among back bench councillors, but with the selections made for 2019, at least there’s the prospect of wonderfully well-organised raffles, as Town Hall reporter KEN LEE … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe East, Gareth Streeter, Humayun Kabir, Maddie Henson, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Progress MP’s local members back Wadsworth’s reinstatement

Awks for Steve Reed OBE. The Progress MP for Lambeth South/Croydon North sent a message of support to his Blairite colleague Ruth Smeeth six weeks ago, as the Labour Party decided to suspend anti-racism campaigner Marc Wadsworth, one of his … Continue reading

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Bensham Manor Allotments Plant and Cake Sale, May 26

PLANT & CAKE SALE Bensham Manor Allotments Saturday May 26, 10am to 1pm Lion Road, off Pawsons Road CR0 2QB

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Alexei Sayle to headline opening event of #Justice4Marc tour

Marc Wadsworth, the anti-racism activist who was expelled from the Labour Party last month, begins a national tour to raise funds for his reinstatement campaign tomorrow night in central London, where his support act is comedian Alexei Sayle. So there … Continue reading

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‘Invisible’ Selva suffers knock-out blow from Muhammad Ali

Seconds out! Round four… Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest twists in Labour’s selection saga Alison Butler, the deputy leader of the Labour group on Croydon Council, survived a re-selection scare when members in Bensham Manor this week duly … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Broad Green, Humayun Kabir, Jamie Audsley, Karen Jewitt, Manju Shahul Hameed, Matthew Kyeremeh, Mike Selva, Muhammad Ali, Pat Clouder, Stuart Collins, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour deputy leader Butler is under threat of de-selection

Croydon Labour’s long-delayed local election candidate selection process is beginning to look like a cross between House of Cards and Game of Thrones, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Alison Butler, the all-powerful deputy leader of the Labour group on Croydon Council, … Continue reading

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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

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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Bensham Manor councillor suspended by Labour group

Jamie Audsley, a deputy cabinet member and one of the councillors for Bensham Manor ward, has had the Labour Party whip at the Town Hall withdrawn, pending an investigation and hearing into his conduct following a “serious” complaint. It means … Continue reading

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Suspicions raised over the carve-up of Thornton Heath

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Submissions for the review of the borough’s electoral wards closes on Monday. ADRIAN DENNIS, pictured, a former Labour councillor and an alderman of Croydon, has been unimpressed by what he has seen so far Although there are real … Continue reading

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Barwell’s Tories start rubbish campaign for 2018 local elections

So there we have it: the 2018 local elections campaign in Croydon is going to be a load of old rubbish. Croydon Conservatives were out in force yesterday. Well, 50 of them were, led by the Housing Minister, Gavin Barwell, … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Environment, Fly tipping, Gavin Barwell, Refuse collection, Veolia, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Council wins its 20mph referendum by narrow majority

Croydon’s own referendum – over whether part of the borough’s residential streets should be turned into a 20mph zone – turned out to be a narrow victory for the party in power. The Labour-run council’s proposals for streets in parts … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Ashburton, Bensham Manor, Croydon Council, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Environment, Fairfield, Heathfield, Norbury, Selhurst, South Norwood, Stuart King, Thornton Heath, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Bensham Manor Allotments Party on the Plot, Aug 1

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Inglis Road, Addiscombe: London’s most political street?

Is Inglis Road the most political street in Croydon, or even London? This one short road in Addiscombe has six residents who are standing for election in the local council elections on May 22. The six candidates will be representing … Continue reading

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Election candidate calls Croydon’s modern slums a scandal

Croydon Council’s mishandling of its housing stock – with a rising number of empty council homes despite more than 2,000 families forced to live in temporary accommodation – has been described as a “scandal” by one of the candidates for … Continue reading

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Stevenson leads Communists’ three-man ‘revolution’

It’s hard not to be slightly sceptical, but if the revolution is coming it’s unlikely to be through force of numbers in Croydon. The local Communists have named their candidates for May’s local council elections. With 24 wards and a … Continue reading

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Legal wrangles threaten to damage Labour campaign

Labour’s campaign to win back control of Croydon Council has encountered legal complications and a touch of scandal this week, with a challenge over selection being taken to a judge, threats of deselection of other candidates, and a party official … Continue reading

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