Tag Archives: Croydon North

McKenzie’s back on the ballot with the right-wing splitters

It looks like Winston McKenzie may get to stand in an election on May 5 after all. But the “Chump from the Dump”, who was ruled out of being a candidate for the London Mayoralty because he couldn’t manage to … Continue reading

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Race relations campaigner Young wins Labour selection

Callton Young has been selected as Labour’s candidate for the West Thornton council by-election, expected to be held on May 5 alongside the London elections. Young, a retired senior civil servant and recipient of the OBE, won on the second … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Bernadette Khan, Callton Young, Emily Benn, Stuart King, Tony Newman, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Library trust to put books on wheels and seek £100 donations

Our bookish gyms correspondent GENE BRODIE hears that the Upper Norwood Library Trust’s plans for the brave new future of a volunteer-run public library might not be as definite as you might expect, with their takeover of the building due … Continue reading

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Cummings and Young head Labour by-election shortlist

Labour has whittled down its candidates to stand for election to the council in West Thornton ward to a shortlist of five, all of whom are from a black or minority ethnic background, and three of whom are women. The … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Bernadette Khan, Emily Benn, Patsy Cummings, Stuart King, West Thornton | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Croydon MPs’ declarations of interest 2015: Chris Philp

Here’s the official December 2015 update of the declarations of interest for the MP for Croydon South. A grand total of: £33,500 “Toady” Philp (according to Rupert Murdoch’s The Times today; it’s behind a paywall, but don’t bother handing over … Continue reading

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Croydon MPs’ declarations of interest 2015: Gavin Barwell

Here’s the official December 2015 update of the declarations of interest for the MP for Croydon Central. A grand total of: £34,101 Croydon’s Tory group on the council have stumped up £5,000 for Gav from their allowances. That’s Council Tax-payers’ … Continue reading

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Croydon MPs’ declarations of interest 2015: Steve Reed OBE

Here’s the official December 2015 update of the declarations of interest from the MP for Croydon North/Lambeth South (delete to taste). A grand total of: £10,080 This is for the period since May’s General Election. There doesn’t appear to have … Continue reading

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Newman calls on his justice cabinet deputy to quit council

Croydon could soon be facing a second council by-election, after the ruling Labour group today withdrew the party whip from Matthew Kyeremeh and urged him to stand down as a councillor for Thornton Heath following a very messy divorce case … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Emily Benn, Matthew Kyeremeh, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

MP Reed accuses library campaign of ‘disgusting’ lobbying

Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP for Lambeth South/Croydon North (delete according to taste) has entered the row over the closures of four Lambeth libraries, including Upper Norwood Library losing all its professional staff at the end of April, by … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Croydon North, Florence Eshalomi, Lambeth Council, London Assembly, Sadiq Khan MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Council accused of ‘shoddy’ deal on Crystal Palace library

Our libraries and bookish gyms correspondent, GENE BRODIE, reports that there’s a sense of “glass half-empty” over Croydon’s grant for Upper Norwood Library A row has broken out between trustees and library campaigners over Croydon Council’s £85,000 per year, two-year … Continue reading

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Just like cabinet, Croydon’s Tory MPs look split over Europe

The political posturing and positioning over the European referendum extends to Croydon’s two Conservative MPs, who appear to be split much like Prime Minister David Cameron’s cabinet. As one Westminster pundit has observed, the referendum on Britain’s membership of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 EU referendum, Ashburton, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gareth Streeter, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Reed leads call for McKenzie to be evicted from Big Brother

Steve Reed OBE, who was re-elected as MP last May when Winston McKenzie stood against him as the UKIP candidate in Croydon North, has led the calls for the former boxer to be sacked from Celebrity Big Brother following the … Continue reading

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Tory MP says he will back call for Southern to lose franchise

Chris Philp, the new Conservative MP for Croydon South, is to hold what he calls an “emergency summit” next month with the rail minister and railway company chief executives, over what he calls “the particularly terrible service of the recent … Continue reading

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Council CEO Elvery tries to gag debate on garden waste cuts

Nathan Elvery, Croydon’s Chief Executive, wanted to shut down all debate at the Town Hall tonight on the axing of the council’s free garden waste collections, despite receiving a petition with the signatures of more than 11,000 residents opposing the … Continue reading

Posted in CALAT, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Nathan Elvery, Refuse collection, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Boundary change won’t cut £6m cost of top-heavy Town Hall

All change! But as WALTER CRONXITE reports, Croydon’s Labour group won’t be lobbying for any real reform of democracy in the borough, and instead will just shore-up their own self-interest The Croydon Council elections in 2018 will be fought with … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Tory MPs vote for war; Reed progresses own cause

How did Croydon’s three MPs vote in last night’s historic Parliamentary debate on military action in Syria? WALTER CRONXITE counted them all out, and counted them back in again With one a Tory Government whip and one a Westminster new … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Library staff in walk-out as shelves are stripped of books

Council staff in Lambeth libraries walked out today in protest at plans to close five of that borough’s 10 public libraries, turning some of them into “bookish gyms”, and threatening the future of Upper Norwood Library, which has been run … Continue reading

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UKIP’s Farage failed to act over McKenzie’s homophobic text

Inside Croydon has discovered that Winston McKenzie, UKIP’s most high-profile black member until he resigned last week amid accusations of racism in the party, openly used homophobic language in communication with Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader. McKenzie texted a message … Continue reading

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Labour’s London list candidates display a Croydon bypass

Labour has announced its “list” candidates for next year’s London Assembly elections, and there is not a single figure associated with the council in Croydon included. As well as the 14 London Assembly Members elected from constituencies, a further 11 … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Marina Ahmad, Mayor of London, Steve O'Connell, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Winston McKenzie quits UKIP, accuses them of racism

Where will he wash-up next? Winston McKenzie today announced that he has resigned from UKIP because he has been subjected to racism by the party, after they declined to select him as their candidate to run for London Mayor. McKenzie … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, 2016 London elections, Croydon North, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments