Tag Archives: Carshalton and Wallington

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

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Caragh Skipper, Clive Fraser, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, David White, Outside Croydon, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones MP, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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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

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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

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