Tag Archives: Croydon and Sutton (London Assembly constituency)

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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