Tag Archives: Croydon Central

MP Jones accuses Prime Minister of ‘ignoring’ knife crime

Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon Central, today accused the Prime Minister of “paying lip-service” to the scourge of knife crime on our streets. “She wouldn’t ignore it if it was middle-class children getting stabbed,” the Labour MP said. Jones … Continue reading

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Boundary changes put Labour MP Jones’ seat under threat

The parliamentary boundary commissioners have finally issued their proposals for new constituencies, and it is not good news for Croydon’s Labour MPs. WALTER CRONXITE reports Tasked by the Conservative Government under David Cameron (remember him?) to reduce the size of … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell, Lambeth Council, Merton, Sarah Jones MP, Siobhain McDonagh MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

PM’s £88,000 a year SPAD who does no councillor surgeries

Mario Creatura, the Croydon Conservative councillor who has been over-promoted from being a Tory MP’s bag-carrier to become the Prime Minister’s Twitterer-in-chief, was forced to delete a tweet from his own account yesterday after he made false accusations about the … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 London elections, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell, Ian Parker, Luke Clancy, Mario Creatura, Old Coulsdon, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

New Addington teen’s tragedy prompts Parliament visit

The story of a Croydon teenager, working hard in a zero hours job, but mired in fines, mounting debts and interest payments, whose desperate situation ultimately saw him take his own life, will be featured in an emotionally charged docu-drama … Continue reading

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It’s Southgate v MP Jones in a battle of half-time team talks

Who gives the better half-time talk: Gareth Southgate or Sarah Jones MP? Those attending today’s annual Blues and Jazz Festival staged in the gardens of Ruskin House will be able to judge for themselves the answer to that question. The … Continue reading

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Unions accuse Brick by Brick of proposing ‘devious’ scheme

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the latest disconnect between the interests of residents, their elected representatives and the council’s planning committee Another Thursday, another planning meeting, another Brick by Brick scheme backed by the council against the wishes of … Continue reading

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Did planning chief mislead committee over MP’s objections?

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on growing concerns about what testimony to trust at the council’s planning meetings Did Croydon’s most senior planning official mislead elected councillors on the planning committee last week? Had the planning department provided unhelpful … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Heather Cheesbrough, Jo Negrini, Park Hill and Whitgift, Pete Smith, Planning, Property, Sarah Jones MP, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments