Tag Archives: Chris Philp MP

Politicians’ posturing and positioning as Brexit chaos reigns

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE tracks the activities of Croydon’s Town Hall and Westminster elites over a weekend where the fate of the nation appeared ever more precarious, in some part thanks to the ill-judged interventions of sometime MP Gavin Barwell … Continue reading

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Council bid for anti-knife crime funding rejected as ‘unrealistic’

Croydon anti-knife crime projects have missed out on around £500,000 in Government funding because of an unseemly tug-of-war between Whitehall and Croydon Town Hall. On Friday, the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced nearly £10million-worth of funding, allocated … Continue reading

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Tory Government’s £10m anti-knife crime fund ignores Croydon

The Tory Government has this morning announced £9.8million of grants to projects supporting children and families vulnerable to knife crime and gang culture around the country. Yet not a single penny has been allocated to any such scheme in Croydon, … Continue reading

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Gatwick embarrassment for MP Jones as CLP opposes runway

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on a display of democracy in the local Labour Party which proclaims ‘we can’t be afraid of speaking against our council leadership when they are wrong’ The Constituency Labour Party of Sarah Jones, the MP for … Continue reading

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Sanderstead Clinic facing closure in latest NHS cut-backs

Our health correspondent ALAN FINLAY reports on the threat of closure of an NHS facility, right under the nose of the local Conservative MP There’s another round of cuts in services, closures and re-organisations coming to the NHS in Croydon … Continue reading

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Tories rush to pick Croydon candidate for General Election

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on latest indications that, while Theresa Mayhem might be saying one thing, behind the scenes her ‘top advisers’ are doing another Senior figures in Downing Street, which presumably must mean gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell, the Prime Minister’s … Continue reading

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Brokenshire faces court battle over ‘Purley Skyscraper’ ruling

A London-based property developer has launched a legal challenge against the decision announced by a Conservative Government minister to block plans to build 220 flats plus community facilities at Purley Cross. The scheme, which includes a 17-story tower block dubbed … Continue reading

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