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Wanted: someone who can make Gavin Barwell look good

Gavin Barwell, the MP for Croydon Central, is recruiting. “I am currently advertising for a caseworker, who as well as helping me provide support to my constituents would also be responsible for liaison with the local media and developing my … Continue reading

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Corbyn supporters in Croydon Labour continue to be purged

With a matter of days to go until voting closes in the latest phase of the never-ending Labour leadership contest, and the purge of Corbyn supporters within the Croydon Labour Party continues, with members suspended and told that their votes … Continue reading

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Barwell blanks Shirley meeting to oppose house building

Has Croydon Central’s Tory MP Gavin Barwell given up on Shirley already? Shirley ward is ear-marked to be shunted out of the Croydon parliamentary constituency and annexed to Beckenham for Westminster election purposes under proposals released earlier this week by … Continue reading

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Shirley shome mishtake: boundary review keeps Barwell happy

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest recommendations for Croydon’s parliamentary seats from the Boundary Commissioners, just published Croydon gets to keep three parliamentary constituencies under proposals published today by the Boundary Commission. But the Commissioners have surely delivered what the Tories’ … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 General Election, Bromley Council, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell MP, Lambeth Council, New Addington, Norbury, Purley, Shirley, Steve Reed MP, Waddon, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Cameron’s Revenge: Boundary changes force a Brake up

Four years ago, the LibDems blocked a set of Tory proposals to re-draw parliamentary constituencies. Tomorrow, the latest set of plans are due to be published, and WALTER CRONXITE suggests that they will have far-reaching consequences for four south London … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Steve Reed MP, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

No joke: Croydon comedian Steel reads the bans for Labour

Mark Steel, the stand-up comedian and broadcaster from Croydon who was barred from joining the Labour Party because of his support for another political group nearly a decade ago, has called for some Labour MPs to be banned for supporting … Continue reading

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Borough boundary changes set up councillor re-selections

The political map of Croydon is about to be re-drawn – literally – over the next few weeks. And key changes to the number of borough councillors and the lay-out of the borough’s wards could deal a serious reverse to … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Bensham Manor, Broad Green, Chris Philp MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Labour officials continue to flout law over White’s suspension

With just three weeks until the polls close in the latest phase of the never-ending purgatory that is the Labour leadership contest, there continues an anxious wait for some party members and supporters in Croydon over when their voting forms … Continue reading

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Fore! Housing Minister in the rough over 129 new homes

Gavin Barwell, the MP for Croydon Central who was recently appointed housing minister, has quickly found himself bunkered over a proposal to build 129 homes in his constituency – since it seems likely that he will have to declare the … Continue reading

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Council sells Taberner site in secretive multi-million pound deal

Croydon Council has agreed to sell the Taberner House site. The deal has been done within the first month of Jo Negrini being installed as the council’s chief executive, but neither she nor Tony Newman, the leader of the Labour-run … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, RIF, Simon Hall, Taberner House, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Moped gang carries out spate of knife robberies in Park Hill

There are increasing concern about a spate of armed robberies committed by what has been described as a “moped gang” against residents and visitors in the Park Hill area. The latest assault came on Turnpike Link this morning. “They surround … Continue reading

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Barwell’s 2020 vision would see him run for Croydon Mayor

WALTER CRONXITE on the recent machinations and positionings by a career politician who is preparing for defeat at the next Westminster election Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell has admitted that he has ambitions to run to be Croydon’s first directly … Continue reading

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Labour members seize their chance to show support for Corbyn

Labour members in Croydon North, eventually given the opportunity to attend a nomination meeting over the party’s leadership, voted overwhelmingly in favour of Jeremy Corbyn last night. For the second time in 12 months. Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP … Continue reading

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Croydon Labour meeting bans the use of the word ‘Blairite’

It’s official: the word “Blairite” is now considered to be a term of abuse in the Labour Party and its use banned at meetings. “Blairite” was on the list of proscribed words, apparently provided by Labour HQ and which was … Continue reading

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Reed could finally face members’ questions over Corbyn

Officials at Croydon North’s Constituency Labour Party have flip-flopped over a leadership election nomination meeting, and have emailed members this afternoon to announce that an all-member meeting will now take place after all, next Monday. It means that Shirley Hills … Continue reading

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‘Desperate’ Reed resorts to data-scraping to get desired result

First, he refused to speak to the members about the Labour leadership at his constituency party’s annual meeting. Then, he took part in a visit to central Croydon with Owen Smith, the challenger to Jeremy Corbyn, but didn’t bother to … Continue reading

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Alas Smith and Jones: Labour members get behind Corbyn

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest embarrassing set-back for the Croydon clique which yearns for a return to the “good old days” of Tony Bliar The ordinary members of a Croydon Constituency Labour Party, when given a chance last night … Continue reading

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MP Reed’s local party in climbdown over nomination meeting

Officials in Croydon North Constituency Labour Party have been forced to make a humiliating climbdown over their attempts to stage a leadership nomination meeting which sought to exclude the vast majority of the area’s members. Ann O’Connor, who was recently … Continue reading

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‘Utterly superfluous’ Barwell could face early test as minister

Inside Croydon editor STEVEN DOWNES on the multi-tasking tests, and moral challenges on his home patch, which are facing Croydon’s Government minister for housing, planning and London A bit of polite name-calling is all part of the cut and thrust … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Andrew Pelling, Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Mayor of London, Planning, Property, Sadiq Khan, Trinity School, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

High-rise flats without space threaten a road to ruin

CROYDON COMMENTARY: In the midst of National Trust tours and an architectural re-appraisal of the development of central Croydon in the 1960s, DAVID WICKENS expresses his fears that 2016’s planners risk not only repeating some of the mistakes of the … Continue reading

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