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Community dishes up plates-full of embarassment for Tory MPs

A social media flashmob protest took place yesterday outside the offices of Sutton’s Conservative MPs to express public disgust at Paul Scully voting in the Commons against providing free meals for vulnerable children during the half-term break. Protesters described Scully’s … Continue reading

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Crowley stands down as Tory opposition leader in Sutton

EXCLUSIVE: Our Sutton reporter CARL SHILTON on the latest leadership change in a south London borough All change! Tim Crowley today became the fourth leader of a Town Hall political group in south London in the past few weeks to … Continue reading

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MP challenges Viridor over its management of wildlife reserve

A Member of Parliament has intervened over the serious damage to the wildlife habitat and the destruction of one of London’s largest nesting colonies of house sparrows, following reports of the ecological calamity by Inside Croydon. Elliot Colburn was elected … Continue reading

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Creatura shows his contempt for public by backing Cummings

Dominic Cummings can rest easy. Coulsdon councillor Mario Creatura reckons he did no wrong. Creatura, who worked in Downing Street as Theresa Mayhem’s Twitter monitor, must now surely be ranked as only the second-worst government special adviser in the history … Continue reading

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Walker Dunelm: a sad farewell to contributor Patrick Ford

STEVEN DOWNES, Editor of Inside Croydon, pays tribute to one of this website’s earliest contributors I’d known Patrick Ford for most of my life, though for the past few years we’d been cut off from one another, separated by that … Continue reading

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Decision time for Labour comes too late for Davis or Cummings

Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE, on how a drawn-out selection process has hampered any prospects of electoral success for Labour in Croydon and Sutton in May’s elections to City Hall In a primary contest that has lasted longer than that … Continue reading

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What the election means for Croydon, Westfield and St Helier

After a long and sleepless night, our political editor WALTER CONXITE sifts through the wreckage of the General Election, and what it might mean for Croydon, and Sutton The fourth General Election since 2010 is significant because it is the … Continue reading

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Last-minute nominations get Davis on Labour’s ballot paper

Labour Party members in Sutton and Croydon will get to choose the candidate to represent their party in next May’s London Assembly elections after all, with both Patsy Cummings and Rowenna Davis receiving more than the required five nominations from … Continue reading

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Councillors already busy working hard for their political parties

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports that the borough’s elected councillors are back to what they do best – delivering leaflets ahead of a General election. PLUS: we reveal ‘secret’ candidates in four local seats Croydon’s 70 councillors, Conservative as … Continue reading

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Brake denies knowing he was backing anti-Semitic candidate

EXCLUSIVE: Our Sutton political reporter, CARL SHILTON, on how ignorance is bliss for the Liberal Democrats when it comes to rampant racism Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, was today desperately trying to distance himself from … Continue reading

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Shirley councillor shows his commitment… in Carshalton

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest straw in the wind that indicates the Tories are planning a snap General Election Conservative councillor Gareth “Blubber” Streeter demonstrated his commitment to the people living in his ward in Shirley North again … Continue reading

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Sutton LibDems have cause to worry over Brake’s boundaries

Our Sutton reporter, BERTIE WORCESTER-PARK, on the potential consequences of the parliamentary boundary changes for the borough’s veteran MP It is not only Labour seats in London that the Tories are after through their gerrymandering exercise masquerading under a constituency … Continue reading

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Might LibDems risk putting a Brake on their election prospects?

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on some off-tune political manoeuvrings going on among local MPs Might one south London MP soon take over from another MP from the area to become the leader of a national political party? And is … Continue reading

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Under-fire Sutton LibDems are beginning to feel the squeeze

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Over in Sutton, the political party which controls the council is sending out distress signals ahead of the May 3 vote, as BELLE MONT reports Liberal Democrats have clung on to power in Sutton over the years by … Continue reading

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Gotcha! MP Brake caught on Twitter ‘joining’ the LibDems

BELLE MONT, our Sutton correspondent, on an embarrassing gaffe from the local MP Tory councillors in Sutton were today gleefully claiming that Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, had “outed himself” as the user of bogus, … Continue reading

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Momentum makes gains but Newman’s still in Blairite civil war

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest developments within local Labour parties, including in LibDem Tom Brake’s Carshalton and Wallington fiefdom Momentum, the grassroots movement established to support Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and values within the Labour Party, gained, well… some … Continue reading

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Candidates call for Commission inquiry into Brake’s charity link

The LibDems in Sutton have been having problems with charities lately. After one of their councillors pleaded guilty to siphoning off thousands of pounds from a local charity for the elderly, now election candidates are demanding that a local Muslim … Continue reading

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Splitters! LibDems resort to panic appeal to ‘lend’ votes

KEN LEE reports from another battleground seat, where accusations over a ‘dirty’ campaign have been flying among the bluebottles around the unemptied bins of Sutton It’s all gone a bit Monty Python in the Carshalton and Wallington marginal seat, where … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Matthew Maxwell Scott, Nick Mattey, Ruth Dombey, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Tories delivered election leaflets during campaign suspension

KEN LEE, our political correspondent, on the new depths of cant and hypocrisy plumbed by election candidates in two of the area’s most tightly fought constituencies Tory activists in Croydon and in Sutton have been accused of delivering election leaflets … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Matthew Maxwell Scott, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Greens candidate kicked out of council meeting over new gift

BELLE MONT reports on a lively planning meeting at Sutton Council on Wednesday, when a parliamentary candidate chose to remind the councillors of a decision they took four years ago which is likely to have environmental consequences for generations Shasha … Continue reading

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LibDems having a Brake-down in Sutton as UKIP stand down

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on a development today which could alter the political make-up in south-west London for years to come The Regressive Alliance is alive and kicking in Sutton, where UKIP has opted to keep their General Election … Continue reading

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Umunna gets the call as ‘special guest’ to pep up Reed’s rally

WALTER CRONXITE on the snail-like progress of Labour’s selection process, UKIP’s choice of Barwell’s bouncer as a General Election candidate, and news from neighbouring constituencies Nearly five years since he was selected as Labour’s candidate in the very safe seat … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Croydon North, Croydon South, Kathleen Garner, Lambeth Council, Michael Swadling, Paul Scully MP, Peter Staveley, Steve Reed MP, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

‘There is no crisis in our schools’ says Sutton Tory candidate

ELECTION COMMENTARY: 500 head teachers from across the country have written to the unelected Prime Minister, Theresa May, to warn of the funding crisis her government is creating in our schools. But according to the Old Etonian standing for the … Continue reading

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Greens co-leader pulls out of visit to Beddington incinerator

WALTER CRONXITE reports on how cross-party election agreements have encountered significant problems in south London The so-called “progressive alliance”might not be quite as “progressive” as it has been made out to be if some of the shenanigans going on between … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Environment, Nick Mattey, Paul Scully MP, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sutton councillor takes on LibDem Brake over incinerator

Tom Brake, the only London LibDem MP to retain his seat at the last General Election following five years as a Tory enabler in the coalition, is to have an extra challenge in his Carshalton and Wallington constituency on June … Continue reading

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