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Labour looking strong as freezing polling day approaches

As we enter the final week of the General Election campaign, political editor WALTER CRONXITE gets a guide on the likely results from the pollsters and the bookmakers Next Thursday’s polling day for the General Election is predicted to have … Continue reading

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‘Dumb Creatura’: bad week for Tories who duck questioning

The subject of ridicule in the national press, criticised for handing over voter details to a cult-like church and now too scared to face questions from Inside Croydon’s virtual hustings: Mario Creatura’s dream of becoming a Conservative MP is turning … Continue reading

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Conservative candidates get backing from far-right fringe group

“The fact that Nigel Farage praises the Conservatives’ manifesto for having UKIP policies should ring alarm bells among traditional Conservative voters. “This is not the party it used to be.” So warned Dominic Grieve QC, the former Attorney General in … Continue reading

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College building in park could end Crystal Palace tram scheme

Any prospect of extending the tram network to Crystal Palace could hit the buffers before its backers even check-in at a platform, if the GLA gets its way. Piece by piece, the Greater London Authority, which has responsibility for the … Continue reading

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People and events will decide what this election is about

ELECTION COMMENTARY: The publication this week of the Labour and Conservative Party manifestos could see the narrative of the campaign change significantly. And as JOHN BRAGGINS, a former campaign adviser to Tony Blair, discovers, the LibDems could win seats in … Continue reading

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Councils considering reviving Crystal Palace tram extension

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on moves to implement a long-promised improvement to the public transport system The on-off-on-off-on again-off again extension of the Croydon tram network to Crystal Palace could be… on again. But this time, it is Croydon … Continue reading

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Brexit Party pulls switch to detonate Creatura’s election chance

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest piece of ‘genius’ from the BBC’s most-favoured politician, Nigel Farage A former army bomb disposal expert could be about to explode Tory Mario Creatura’s dream of becoming an MP. Nominations for candidates for the … Continue reading

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Labour win Fairfield by-election despite 10% vote drop

WALTER CRONXITE crunches the numbers after a council by-election where the biggest losers were the residents of Croydon Jack Buck, the Labour Party paid employee who fixed the Fairfield ward selection so that his friend, Caragh Skipper, could be nominated … Continue reading

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Croydon Tories’ leader distances himself from SPAC Nation

On the eve of the Fairfield council by-election, the leader of the Conservative group at Croydon Town Hall has tried to distance his local party from the controversial SPAC Nation. The Tory candidate in Thursday’s Fairfield by-election, 20-year-old Jayde Edwards, … Continue reading

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General Election: All you need to know about Tories II

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General Election: All you need to know about Johnson III

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General Election: All you need to know about Johnson II

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General Election Special: all you need to know about Johnson

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The Creatura Files (Pt 1): Tories breaking data laws (again)

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reveals the damning verdict of an official investigation into misuse of Croydon residents’ personal data by Mario Creatura, the Coulsdon Conservative councillor who is so desperate to become an MP that he’s been breaking the law … Continue reading

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Adonis joins Croydon MP’s 5-year-old campaign for Zone 4

Former Labour transport minister Andrew Adonis has backed calls from a Croydon MP and local businesses to re-zone East Croydon and West Croydon Stations, to make it cheaper to travel between the city centre and the south London borough. Lord … Continue reading

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Borough’s architects’ judge calls for Johnson to lose honour

Angela Brady, the co-chair of Croydon Council’s Place Review Panel, has added her influential voice to calls for the Royal Institute of British Architects to strip Boris Johnson of his honorary fellowship. Dublin-born Brady is widely respected in architecture circles. … Continue reading

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Supreme Court makes it official: Johnson’s a crook and a liar

Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, the Supreme Court has ruled. The BBC described the decision as “politically catastrophic” for Conservative leader Boris Johnson. It is being openly suggested that Johnson may soon become the country’s shortest serving … Continue reading

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Don’t mention the war! Tories flounce out of Town Hall meeting

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on what passes for high drama at the latest council meeting Croydon’s Conservative leadership flounced out of last night’s council cabinet meeting midway through a discussion on the borough’s preparedness – or otherwise – for … Continue reading

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A month after seizing Allders, council moves just six traders

The council’s propaganda department has finally, a month after Town Hall heavies staged a dawn raid on the former Allders building, broken its silence over the forced closure of the Croydon Outlet Village. On July 16, around two dozen small … Continue reading

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Mayor refuses to say if Barwell was questioned over Grenfell

Unlike most people when newly out of work, gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell didn’t spend his first day of unemployment looking for a new job. The £150,000 per year Downing Street chief of staff until Boris Johnson’s coronation on Wednesday, Barwell spent … Continue reading

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Only five Croydon Tory councillors listed as ‘Backing Boris’

Croydon Town Hall’s Conservatives are not backing Boris. That’s according to a listing published today by the Boris Johnson leadership campaign which includes just five of Croydon’s 29 Tory councillors, from among 1,000 Conservative elected representatives at local authorities around … Continue reading

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Creatura needs help from ‘Bust-up Boris’, as LibDems win seat

Two south London council by-elections in the past week suggest the LibDems might have a chance of breaking Croydon’s political duopoly, reports our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE Boris Johnson’s selection by the 0.15per cent of the population which comprises the … Continue reading

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Taxi for O’Connell! Tory councillor thinks Tube runs to Croydon

There’s an old saying that you get what you pay for. It seems that these days, you can’t expect a great deal for £67,733. That’s the amount, in pay and council allowances, still being pocketed by “Silent” Steve O’Connell, the … Continue reading

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Theresa May’s ‘legacy’: a racist as successor, and Grenfell guilt

Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE hot-footed it to the House of Commons this lunchtime for Theresa Mayhem’s 90th session of PMQs, where this part of south London had a prominent part With the clock ticking down on the disastrous Premiership … Continue reading

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MP holds urgent Westfield meetings with Chancellor and Mayor

Our retailing correspondent, MT WALLETTE, hears Sarah Jones spouting the developers’ platitudes, while the council leader has so far failed to publish the full contents of a letter of assurance from the Croydon Partners Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon … Continue reading

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