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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

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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

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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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Lights go out again in Addiscombe but Skanska are in no rush

Residents in and around Addiscombe have been left in the dark again this week, less than two months after filing formal complaints to Croydon Council over the service – or lack of it – from contractors Skanska when several roads … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe Residents Association, Addiscombe West, Bensham Manor, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Lebanon Road Residents' Association, Phil Thomas, Selhurst, Skanska, Street lighting, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Labour facing selection showdown in New Addington

Two of Croydon Labour’s front bench councillors get what is realistically their last chance to be selected to stand at next May’s Town Hall elections at a meeting being staged in New Addington tomorrow lunchtime. Paul Smith, the spokesman on … Continue reading

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Councillor Woodley misses out in Thornton Heath selection

The members of the local Labour party made their voices heard again last night, when Louisa Woodley was not re-selected in Thornton Heath ward to stand in next May’s Town Hall elections. Woodley is the latest sitting councillor to come … Continue reading

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Five into three won’t go in Thornton Heath selection race

Labour party members in Thornton Heath ward will get a lesson in basic arithmetic on Monday night: five into three won’t go. Thornton Heath is the latest ward Labour party to conduct its selection process for candidates for next May’s … Continue reading

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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

Butler and Jones emerge as front-runners in Central race

Alison Butler and Sarah Jones have emerged as the front-runners for selection as the Labour candidate for the Croydon Central parliamentary seat, following two days of meetings among a panel of local members of the party. Croydon Central is held … Continue reading

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Croydon Central open primary: Alison Butler

As the deputy leader of the Labour group at Croydon Town Hall, Alison Butler is probably the most powerful woman in the borough’s politics (the Tories in control of the council have three men in the most senior positions in … Continue reading

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