Tag Archives: Conservative

MP-backed curry house has avoided massive tax and VAT bills

STEVEN DOWNES reports on how a recently re-elected Tory councillor has been overseeing a restaurant business which has left a trail of debts over the past decade A Croydon Conservative councillor, who runs an “award-winning” restaurant, has meanwhile seen five … Continue reading

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Barwell left looking peri peri silly over Nando’s discount turkey

It hardly inspires confidence when the “brains trust” which is supposed to be negotiating Britain’s exit terms from the European Union can’t even manage to negotiate a discount card with a popular chain of Portuguese chicken restaurants. But Nando’s has … Continue reading

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The race to replace ‘Silent’ Steve O’Connell has already begun

Just when you thought it was safe to go out on to the streets without risk of being button-holed by political activists, WALTER CRONXITE reports that preparations are already being made for the next round of elections Weekend reports that … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, 2020 London elections, Heidi Alexander, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Paul Scully MP, Sadiq Khan, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Democratic deficit as 7 in 10 electors didn’t bother to vote

Do the councillors elected earlier this month really have a mandate? Political editor WALTER CRONXITE has seen the turn-out figures, and they don’t make happy reading A look at the ward by ward turnout figures from this month’s local elections, … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe, Addiscombe East, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Fairfield, Sanderstead, Selhurst, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Negrini faces challenges over ‘shambolic’ election count

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the suggestion that the £200,000 per year council CEO couldn’t organise a rowdy drink-up in a brewery The competence, or lack of it, of the council’s chief executive, Jo Negrini, is being called into … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Croydon Council, Jason Cummings, Jo Negrini, Scott Roache, Shirley South | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Ex-MP Barwell abandons Croydon, as his bag-carrier steps up

Local Tories appear to have given up hope of regaining the parliamentary seat lost at last year’s General Election, as KEN LEE reports Gavin Barwell, the Tory who when he was MP for Croydon Central said, “Representing my home town … Continue reading

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Having a ‘mare: why our council needs to return to committees

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There’s much wrong with the way our Town Hall business is run, but it won’t be fixed by having a the ‘dictatorship’ of a directly elected mayor, writes ADRIAN DENNIS So-called directly elected mayors are nothing other than … Continue reading

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