Tag Archives: Croydon Central

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

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MP Jones to speak against Addiscombe Road flats scheme

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, reports on cross-party opposition to a property speculators’ multi-million-pound scheme that could change the exclusive Whitgift Estate forever Sarah Jones, Croydon Central’s Labour MP, will tomorrow night speak out at a Town Hall meeting against … Continue reading

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MP Jones’s letter on rail chaos increases pressure on Grayling

MPs from commuter constituencies across southern England are demanding action from the Transport Secretary. But Croydon South’s Chris Philp is not among them, as JEREMY CLACKSON reports Calls for the resignation of the Transport Secretary and for Govia Thameslink to … Continue reading

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MP backs NSPCC in call for more mental health funding

Sarah Jones, the Labour MP for Croydon Central, has backed a children’s charity’s calls for more money so it can be there for every child struggling with their mental health. Jones is one of 131 MPs and members of the … Continue reading

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Ex-MP Barwell abandons Croydon, as his bag-carrier steps up

Local Tories appear to have given up hope of regaining the parliamentary seat lost at last year’s General Election, as KEN LEE reports Gavin Barwell, the Tory who when he was MP for Croydon Central said, “Representing my home town … Continue reading

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