Tag Archives: Croydon and Sutton (London Assembly constituency)

Tories play politics over covid emergency funding for TfL

The emergency cash bail-out for London’s transport system sees the capital’s Labour Mayor hand much control to the Tories running the government, reports WALTER CRONXITE The Tories have put political point-scoring ahead of public health, after the government last night … Continue reading

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It’s time to vote for someone who ‘gets’ the climate emergency

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Worried about flooding locally, and climate change globally? PETER UNDERWOOD, pictured right, a Green Party candidate, says that these issues should be a central in the London Assembly elections Families and businesses are yet again being left to … Continue reading

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Davis will fight on – ‘You don’t need to be elected to do that’

Rowenna Davis, the candidate who missed out by 25 votes to stand for Labour in Croydon and Sutton in May’s London Assembly elections, says she will continue with her campaigning activism “to make a difference to people in… our capital”. … Continue reading

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Cummings wins Labour’s Assembly selection race by 25 votes

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on a close-run thing Patsy Cummings, the councillor for South Norwood, will be Labour’s candidate in Croydon and Sutton for the London Assembly elections in May after winning a ballot of party members in the two … Continue reading

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Decision time for Labour comes too late for Davis or Cummings

Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE, on how a drawn-out selection process has hampered any prospects of electoral success for Labour in Croydon and Sutton in May’s elections to City Hall In a primary contest that has lasted longer than that … Continue reading

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Last-minute nominations get Davis on Labour’s ballot paper

Labour Party members in Sutton and Croydon will get to choose the candidate to represent their party in next May’s London Assembly elections after all, with both Patsy Cummings and Rowenna Davis receiving more than the required five nominations from … Continue reading

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Time’s up for Davis as Labour narrows Assembly field to one

Labour’s laborious process of selecting their candidate for the Croydon and Sutton London Assembly seat might finally reach some conclusion tonight, as both the Croydon and Sutton Co-op and the Croydon Central Constituency Labour Party delegates decide whether or not … Continue reading

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Davis acts to take the dread out of school holiday poverty

The word “holiday” has become one which some children, and their hard-pressed parents, have come to dread. That’s according to a prospective London Assembly candidate, Rowenna Davis, who has started taking practical action to help people in her community. As … Continue reading

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Twycross is fourth Labour Assembly Member to stand down

Selections for next year’s London elections could have a Scandi-noir messy ending for some. WALTER CRONXITE on the latest to announce their departure from the capital’s political stage Fiona Twycross, the London Assembly Member, last night announced that she would … 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

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O’Connell’s 2020 vision is to stand down from City Hall role

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest decision by a Tory politician to jump before they get pushed by the electorate Steve O’Connell, the third-rate local politician with the first-rate public allowances income, has decided not to stand for re-election to … Continue reading

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Go to the back of the class if you fail in this school test

Just for a change, we thought we’d set our loyal reader a little quiz. One question and one question only… Who said: We live in a profoundly unequal society. More than almost any developed nation ours is a country in … Continue reading

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The Croydon woman who must try to keep Boris in check

Of all the election results for the London Assembly announced last Friday, few could have been as emphatic as that enjoyed by Valerie Shawcross. The former Labour leader of Croydon Council has been AM for Lambeth and Southwark since the … Continue reading

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Election votes all add up to more change across Croydon

ANDREW PELLING, a former Assembly Member, crunches the first set of numbers from Thursday’s London elections and finds some interesting trends for politics in Croydon For a while on Friday, the Conservatives thought that they had lost out at City … Continue reading

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London AM Steve O’Connell does a runner from Twitter

Just days after he was re-elected with a massively reduced majority as the London Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton, Steve O’Connell, Britain’s most over-paid local councillor, has done a runner from Twitter. Since O’Connell likes to place himself above … Continue reading

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Democracy fails as Ken and Boris both lack the X Factor

62% That’s the real figure that the chattering political classes of south London ought to be concerned about this weekend, after a minority of the people of Croydon and Sutton returned Steve O’Connell and Boris Johnson to City Hall. Turn-out … Continue reading

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All bets are off, as O’Connell is on cruise control for election

ANDREW PELLING, a former London Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton, gazes into his crystal ball to see what tomorrow’s Mayoral and GLA elections might have in store The bookmaker Paddy Power is already paying out on a Boris win … Continue reading

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Croydon questions: Louisa Woodley, Labour

Inside Croydon has put a set of questions, mostly on policy, to all the candidates to become Sutton and Croydon’s GLA member. Here we have the final candidate’s responses on the record, publishing their responses in full, unedited, and without … Continue reading

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Croydon questions: Steve O’Connell, Conservatives

Steve O’Connell has been the Conservative Assembly Member for Sutton and Croydon since 2008. The former mortgage salesman is now a full-time politician, according to the Daily Mail “Britain’s best-paid councillor”, collecting £115,000 in 2011 in publicly funded allowances from … Continue reading

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Will Ken promise to block Beddington incinerator scheme?

Eddie Izzard‘s visit to promote Ken Livingstone’s six promises for the capital was accompanied by the buzz that Labour’s candidate for London Mayor will add a special seventh promise especially for Croydon and Sutton: he will block the Beddington Lane … Continue reading

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