Tag Archives: Conservatives

Tories on target to win back control of Town Hall in… 2118

Some of the spin being put on the outcome of the local elections would make Comical Ali blush with shame, as WALTER CRONXITE reports In the week since the local elections, both political parties have been making inflated claims of … Continue reading

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Greens accused of ‘betrayal’ for backing LibDems in Richmond

The Greens in south London have got themselves into a bit of a lather, after the environmentally concerned party decided not to contest the Richmond Park parliamentary by-election, and instead support the LibDems in an effort to beat Zac Goldsmith. … Continue reading

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New law to force Croydon to open up its council meetings

Croydon Council is to be forced by law to allow the public to record Town Hall  meetings,  in audio and video, and to Tweet and live blog from Katharine Street without their data being routed through the council’s wi-fi. Eric … Continue reading

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Met Police figures show muggings in Croydon up by 12%

Not for the first time, Croydon risks becoming known as the muggings capital of south London, as “robberies against the person” have soared by almost 12 per cent over a 12-month period, when the rate of similar crimes in neighbouring … Continue reading

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Woodley is given another chance in New Addington

Labour party members in New Addington have chosen Louisa Woodley and Oliver Lewis to be their candidates in next May’s local elections, after a meeting that lasted more than two and half hours on Saturday afternoon. New Addington is likely … Continue reading

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Sutton official tried to influence vote at incinerator meeting

An audio clip, obtained from the official Sutton Council recording of last week’s controversial planning meeting for the £1 billion incinerator scheme at Beddington Lane, shows that a council official intervened with the meeting chairman to try to force a … Continue reading

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A future for the Fairfield Halls? Public meeting tonight

Interesting times for Croydon’s major arts centre, the Fairfield Halls, with the Conservatives who control the council pushing through a £27 million capital works project and announcing this week that they effectively want to “re-nationalise” the struggling centre. Tonight, the … Continue reading

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Croydon Tories proudly announce new signing: John Loony

The recruitment drive by Croydon Conservatives, after nearly a year’s hard work, has delivered its first significant new member: John Cartwright, also known as John Loony, the habitual deposit-loser for the Monster Raving Loony Party at elections across the borough … Continue reading

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April Fools’ Day welfare changes are fooling nobody

Social security, or welfare, payments are about to be drastically reduced. Or “reformed”, in the language used by the government. TONY NEWMAN, leader of the opposition Labour group on the council, highlights how those changes are likely to impact Croydon … Continue reading

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No debate and no questions, Tories exercise an abuse of power

Following Tuesday night’s bruising council budget meeting, in which he led a walk-out by the opposition Labour group, TONY NEWMAN, pictured, in an exclusive column, says something has to change Reflecting on the events in Croydon Town Hall this week … Continue reading

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