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Brake and Barwell in unholy alliance to save their political skins

WALTER CRONXITE reports on election boundary proposals which have seen the local Tory MP get into bed with Sutton’s LibDems to help save each other’s Parliamentary careers If you thought that the unholy alliance in national government with the coalition … Continue reading

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Nimby housing minister Barwell pimps Britain at MIPIM

Gavin Barwell, the government’s Nimby housing minister, has outraged elected local councillors in Croydon and across the country with remarks he has made at MIPIM, the “booze and hookers fest” which doubles as the world’s largest gathering of property speculators … Continue reading

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Barwell admits Tories have broken promise on starter homes

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports on a manifesto commitment which the government’s Nimby housing minister now says won’t be kept Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell, in his role as the housing minister, has confirmed that the Tory government has … Continue reading

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Rubbish MP Barwell returns to park he wanted used as a dump

Tory MP Gavin Barwell will be spending tomorrow morning virtue-signalling again, after sending out emails to his Croydon Central constituents encouraging them to help him picking up litter. The hi-vis jacket photo-op is becoming an obligatory stand-by for struggling career … Continue reading

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Tories oppose 2,000 homes in housing minister’s constituency

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the planning permission granted to a Labour council scheme which could make Gavin Barwell’s constituency a safe Tory seat Barely a year before the next Town Hall elections, and Croydon Tories last night handed a gift-wrapped … Continue reading

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Barwell in Crisis: homelessness shelter opens on Surrey Street

WALTER CRONXITE on how the housing minister needs to take proper responsibility for creating demand for a charity shelter in his own constituency It says something about what Croydon has become that the national homelessness charity has today opened its 11th … Continue reading

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Watson’s moving speech homes in on a Labour weakness

WALTER CRONXITE on what could turn out to be another boost for local estate agents, unwittingly provided by Croydon Council Mark Watson is going nowhere – and that’s official. Well, at least that’s what the under-pressure Addiscombe councillor told a … Continue reading

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