Tag Archives: Croydon Central

School funding cuts are ‘cruel and unfair’ say Croydon heads

The borough’s most senior teachers are warning that their schools are ‘barely able to cope’ with the budgets provided by the Government. Our education correspondent GENE BRODIE reports A survey of Croydon’s headteachers has found that 95 per cent of … Continue reading

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Skipper leads the way as Momentum challenges councillors

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the first manoeuvres among Labour candidates to secure a place on the council next May More than a month later than scheduled, and Croydon Labour’s candidate selection process for next May’s local elections finally reached … Continue reading

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Commission report would snatch away Labour’s new majority

The latest report from the Boundary Commission for England carves up the borough into three new parliamentary seats in a most illogical manner, as WALTER CRONXITE reports The Labour Party in Croydon will be hoping fervently that Theresa May’s dependency … Continue reading

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Labour focuses on housing policy with Onn at supper club

Melanie Onn, the Grimsby MP and the housing spokesperson in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet, will be speaking at a supper club in Croydon Central next month. Croydon Central was the parliamentary constituency where Sarah Jones ousted the Tory … Continue reading

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Even a #cheekyNando’s can’t help Barwell escape blame

Another Friday, another cheeky Nando’s. WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on how the Chief of Staff for the beleaguered Prime Minister appears to be preparing for his future by doing a promotions job for a restaurant chain Gavin Barwell, the … Continue reading

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Stormzy enters the political charts – though not at No1

What does it say about the borough’s MPs and other elected politicians when they fail to make it on to an annual political listical which does manage to include a policy adviser and a grime star? WALTER CRONXITE reports Three … Continue reading

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Newman faces complaints as Labour selection grinds to halt

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest set of objections levelled at Croydon Labour’s leader With Jeremy Corbyn’s insistence on the need for “competence” in government ringing in his ears from the Labour Party conference, Tony “Soprano” Newman, the leader of the … Continue reading

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