Tag Archives: Croydon and Sutton (London Assembly constituency)

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

Posted in Abigail Lock, Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Brian Paddick, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Gordon Ross, Ken Livingstone, London Assembly, Louisa Woodley, Mayor of London, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council, Thornton Heath, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Abigail Lock, Boris Johnson, Croydon Greens, Gordon Ross, Ken Livingstone, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Louisa Woodley, Mayor of London, Policing, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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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