Tag Archives: Croydon North

#TheLabourFiles programmes show party ‘corrupt to the core’

A former MP leads a call for those responsible to resign as councillors after failing to report a malicious hack attack to the police. EXCLUSIVE By STEVEN DOWNES A former MP and councillor of 32 years’ service at Croydon Town … Continue reading

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#TheLabourFiles: Silence won’t make the hard facts go away

Political columnist Peter Oborne has taken his media colleagues to task for missing one of the biggest stories of the year. By STEVEN DOWNES One of the country’s most respected political commentators has said that “it is impossible to justify … Continue reading

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#TheLabourFiles: MP Reed, Evans and the Croydon connection

By STEVEN DOWNES, Editor, Inside Croydon More than six months in the making, Al Jazeera’s investigations unit last night released the fourth part of their documentary series The Labour Files, this episode called “The Spying Game”, a detailed report on … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Clive Fraser, Crime, Croydon Council, Croydon North, David White, Jerry Fitzpatrick, Pat Ryan, Paul Scott, Robert Canning, Stephen Mann, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

#TheLabourFiles: anti-racism campaigner expelled by party

 The second episode of Al Jazeera’s The Labour Files was a bit of a Croydon special, with cameo appearances of the local branch of the English Defence League, as well as another appearance by Croydon North MP Steve Reed, … Continue reading

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#TheLabourFiles: MP Reed provided endorsement for Stanger

 Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Croydon North and a prime mover in the notorious “Chicken Coup” attempt to unseat Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader in 2016, has been revealed as one of the party’s senior members who provided … Continue reading

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New PM gives Philp opportunity to do right thing for Croydon

ANDREW FISHER takes a look at what Liz Truss’s Premiership could mean for Croydon, its MPs and constituencies, its council and its people So, we now have our fourth Prime Minister in just six years, as Liz Truss begins the … Continue reading

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More rail cuts coming down the line thanks to Tory Treasury

Funding formula for the country’s biggest railway operator represents  ‘levelling down’ for London, according to a member of one of the largest passenger user groups More Southern and Thameslink railway timetable changes were slipped out last week, just ahead of … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Chris Philp MP, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon North, Croydon South, East Croydon, London-wide issues, Norbury, Norwood Junction, Purley, Selhurst, South Croydon, South Norwood, Surrey, Sutton Council, Thornton Heath, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Consultation on Selhurst new stand is extended by two weeks

Politicians moved unusually swiftly to avoid grounds for legal objections after council officials originally allowed only two weeks for the public to view plans for Crystal Palace’s £100m redevelopment Croydon’s neo-con politicians, Progress MP Steve Reed OBE and the Conservative … Continue reading

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Council knew housing scheme was ‘unviable’ four years ago

Lambeth Council has known for at least four years that their proposed redevelopment of an award-winning housing estate was “unviable”. The eviction of council tenants in Cressingham Gardens and the proposed development of much of the site into private flats … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon North, Housing, Lambeth Council, London-wide issues, Matthew Bennett, Mayor of London, Mott MacDonald, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Residents blocked from meeting by football club’s lobbyists

Crystal Palace FC have lodged 40 new files as part of the planning application for their proposed £100m stand. But a meeting promised with affected households has been cancelled and residents told that they are not welcome to attend a … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Christopher Herman, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Crystal Palace FC, Football, Housing, Louis Carserides, Mayor of London, Planning, Property, South Norwood, Stella Nabukeera, Steve Parish, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bonner replaces Reed’s ‘Bodger’ as Labour right keep tight grip

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on the rearranging of the deckchairs after the party’s ship in Croydon has already sunk Carole Bonner, the former councillor and long-time loyalist of the discredited Tony Newman, is the new chair of the Croydon … Continue reading

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Labour councillors accused of high street ‘social cleansing’

A community action group has responded angrily to Labour councillors in South Norwood signing up to a police scheme intended to clear the area of street drinkers Volunteers at the South Norwood Community Kitchen have characterised the plans as “social … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Charity, Christopher Herman, Community associations, Crime, Croydon Council, London-wide issues, Louis Carserides, Mayor Jason Perry, Policing, Socca Cheta Community Hub, South Norwood, South Norwood Community Kitchen, Stella Nabukeera | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Shawcross makes first move towards a possible run for MP

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the latest round of horse-trading in the local Labour Party after its crushing defeats in the local elections After an almost complete absence from politics in her home borough for 20 years, there’s now mounting … Continue reading

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Labour officials pick ‘worst-ever’ candidate for by-election

CROYDON LABOUR IN CRISIS: Emergency resolution from constituency party blames Local Campaign Forum for multiple failures in local elections. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Labour officials have hand-picked as a candidate for the South Croydon election re-run someone who three weeks … Continue reading

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King gets Labour leadership, but delays over cabinet posts

CROYDON LABOUR IN CRISIS: WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the latest horse-trading going on behind the scenes among the largest political group at the Town Hall Croydon Labour made such a mess of the council’s finances, the authority now has … Continue reading

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Select committee MPs promise swift action at Regina Road

CROYDON IN CRISIS: More than a year since the ‘appalling’ state of flats in Regina Road caused a national scandal, MPs from a Commons select committee visited South Norwood and Upper Norwood this week. They were shocked at what they … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Florence Eshalomi, Housing, Lambeth Council, London-wide issues, Mayor Jason Perry, Regina Road Residents' Support Group, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Croydon May 2022 is writing on the wall for Starmer’s Labour

CROYDON IN CRISIS: One week on from the election count that turned the council from merely a bankrupt borough into a national laughing stock, JIMMY BALDWIN adds his personal reflections on the events that took place at Trinity School from … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, 2022 Croydon Mayor election, David Evans, David White, Gavin Barwell, Mayor Jason Perry, New Addington, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Val Shawcross, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Election results leave Labour supporters angry and dismayed

With the final declaration in, WALTER CRONXITE reports on the state of the council after the 2022 elections By the end, the emotions on show at the Croydon Council election count at Trinity School were less those of shock, disappointment … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, 2022 Croydon Mayor election, Andrew Pelling, Broad Green, Chris Clark, Claire Bonham, Coulsdon, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Esther Sutton, Fairfield, Jade Appleton, Jason Perry, Katherine Kerswell, Kola Agboola, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, New Addington North, Oliver Lewis, Park Hill and Whitgift, Paul Scott, Peter Underwood, Planning, Robert Canning, Sanderstead, Selhurst, South Croydon, Steve Reed MP, Tony Pearson, Val Shawcross, Waddon, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Labour’s Town Hall group in rush to crown King as new leader

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the latest behind-the-scenes moves by some of those who helped bankrupt the council The Labour group at the council, now reduced to 34 councillors, is moving swiftly to anoint Stuart King as their new leader. … Continue reading

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Climate campaigners take protest to MP Reed’s doorstep

Extinction Rebellion took their campaign to save the planet to Steve Reed’s doorstep last night, after a week in which the Blairite MP for Croydon North spoke out on behalf of the oil multi-nationals and called for injunctions and harsh … Continue reading

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Labour candidate in South Norwood quits over abusive tweets

CROYDON LABOUR IN CRISIS: Calls for the resignations of party officials after a second failure to properly conduct background checks, as election campaign staggers through its latest controversy. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES There are mounting calls from Labour members in … Continue reading

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‘It’s an utter joke’: councillors unhappy at selection stitch-ups

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports on the brinkmanship taking place in the local Labour Party over controversial reselections With just seven days left before the official opening of nominations for all candidates for the local elections, there remain two … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, David Evans, Hamida Ali, Maddie Henson, Muhammad Ali, Pat Ryan, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Waddon, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council leader Ali announces she won’t seek re-election in May

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Tony Newman’s protégé has changed her mind about standing as a councillor in the forthcoming Town Hall elections. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Hamida Ali, the leader of Croydon’s cash-strapped, Labour-controlled council since October 2020, is to stand … Continue reading

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This is ‘democracy’ in Steve Reed’s Croydon Labour Party

CROYDON LABOUR IN CRISIS: Just 56 days until the local elections, and selection stitch-ups are still being carried out in poorly-attended meetings across the borough, with a serious effort to oust a senior black woman councillor to make way for … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, Croydon North, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, John Wentworth, Nina Degrads, Pat Ryan, Patsy Cummings, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

MP Reed’s letter to save park lodge ignored by Labour council

The campaign by the Friends of Grangewood Park to save a Victorian park keeper’s lodge from being sold by the cash-strapped council has attracted the support of the local MP. But even Steve Reed OBE doesn’t get replies to his … Continue reading

Posted in Callton Young, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon parks, Friends of Grangewood Park, Karen Jewitt, Pat Clouder, Property, Steve Reed MP, Thornton Heath, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments