Tag Archives: Chuka Umunna

Davey, Pidgeon, Umunna all cave-in over Twitter smears

CARL SHILTON on how support for the Sutton and Cheam LibDem candidate’s nasty smear campaign started to evaporate, following challenges through formal complaints and threats of libel action It started yesterday, around noon time. The first of the offending social … Continue reading

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MPs asked to declare as Labour goes on election footing

Sarah Jones and Steve Reed OBE have been given a fortnight to decide whether they want to be a parliamentary candidate at the next election and to inform Labour, as the party led by Jeremy Corbyn gets itself ready to … Continue reading

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Croydon Labour MP Reed is quick to reject Umunna’s splitters

STEVEN DOWNES on reactions and responses to the not-so-magnificent seven’s resignation from the Labour Party The bitter, decade-long personal, political feud between Chuka Umunna and Steve Reed OBE may have played a significant factor in the former vice-chair of Progress … 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

MP Reed clings to shadow job under ‘unelectable’ Corbyn

Never let it be said that Steve Reed OBE isn’t a… hmm… let’s call him a pragmatic politician. Although many others might regard him as a political chameleon or, worse, a hypocrite. Just a few weeks after declaring that Jeremy … Continue reading

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One more vote and Goyal may not have played the race card

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The All People’s Party is coming to Croydon, by way of disaffected black and minority ethnic community members in nearby Bermondsey and Peckham, led by former Labour donor Prem Goyal. For JAMES GILL, pictured right, the reasons for … Continue reading

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Umunna underlines Croydon Central on Labour target list

Chuka Umunna, Labour’s most charismatic MP, was in Croydon yesterday to serve notice on Gavin Barwell that his seat is on a hit-list of targets at the next election. The day after Labour issued a list of 106 target seats … Continue reading

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91 police taken off Croydon’s streets claims Miliband

Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour party, visited Croydon this morning and accused the Conservatives of leaving residents at risk by taking 91 police officers off the beat in the borough – all despite the 2011 riots. Miliband is … Continue reading

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Croydon North will be a “two-horse race” says Umunna

Chuka Umunna, Labour’s business spokesman, used a visit to a youth training business in Croydon this morning to dismiss Respect’s entry into the Croydon North by-electioncampaign. “We regard this as likely to be a two-horse race,” said Umunna, the MP … Continue reading

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