Tag Archives: Croydon South

Tory MP calls on minister to block Southern’s fare rises

Croydon South’s Tory MP, Chris Philp, has called on the rail minister to block a planned 1.9 per cent fare rise on Southern Railways. “For a service that has failed its customers time and again, this will be seen as … Continue reading

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‘We need to adopt Vision Zero for better road safety in Croydon’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Following the announcement that the council wants to introduce traffic calming measures along Imperial Way to deter dangerous speeding at the Croydon Cruise, AUSTEN COOPER says that we need a new approach to road safety – and fast … 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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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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MP Barwell’s political future is left waiting for a call from May

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports from near Downing Street on a big day for some political ambitions When Theresa May stood outside No 10 Downing Street last night and spoke of the disadvantages in life faced by “white working-class … Continue reading

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Southern Failway: Strip them of franchise now, says Tory MP

Day 3 of Southern’s ’emergency timetable’ and now a Croydon Conservative MP has joined London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Green MP Caroline Lucas in calling for the operator to lose its franchise immediately. By our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON Chris … Continue reading

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Down with this sort of thing: Tory petitioners get it wrong, again

After last month’s debacle, it should be clear to most reasonable people that “government by referendum” is full of unintended consequences. Closer to home, here in Croydon, it appears that opposition through petition is a bit crap, too. Mario Creatura, … Continue reading

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It’s May’s day in Croydon as Conservative MPs snub Boris

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, who has not slept since June 22, reports on the latest shenanigans from the borough’s elected representatives at the Palace of Varieties Chris Philp and Gavin Barwell, Croydon’s two Conservative MPs, have today come out … Continue reading

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Time for us all to act against London’s invisible killer

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Thousands of Londoners die each year because of an environmental issue which our MPs, councillors and London Mayor seem unwilling to do anything about. CONNIE MINTON says it is long overdue that we demanded action over this public … Continue reading

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MP Philp’s running late on promised action over rail service

Chris Philp, Croydon South’s new(ish) Tory MP, has probably made more appearances on Channel 4 News, Daily Politics and Newsnight to peddle his party line so far this year than he’s managed to post information for his constituents on his … Continue reading

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Commuters call on Philp to carry out his threat to Southern

Commuters in Croydon are calling on local MP Chris Philp to carry out his threat to demand that Southern Railway be stripped of its train-operating franchise as a consequence of the abysmal level of service. Philp has pursued the populist … Continue reading

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Newman’s time for change as he faces threat of ‘dead sheep’

WALTER CRONXITE on the ins and outs of the latest council “non-reshuffles”, and how the the spectre of #WadGate and others’ past crimes still stalk the Town Hall’s corridors of (not much) power “They used to say that being attacked … Continue reading

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MP Philp’s questions unanswered over Pluto tax affairs

In a week when the Prime Minister, Mayor of London and Jeremy Corbyn have all made their tax returns public, Croydon South MP Chris Philp has called for privacy for public figures. WALTER CRONXITE reports on why the Commons new boy … Continue reading

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MP who voted for benefits cuts claims £280 per week expenses

While we were waiting for Dodgy Dave to publish his tax returns and for Jeremy Corbyn to find his, Inside Croydon has dug out some financial records on Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell. Back in 2010, when still a thrusting … Continue reading

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Disability campaigner’s letters to Tory MPs have been ignored

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Two of Croydon’s MPs voted for cuts in disability benefits, and one then claimed credit when the changes to PIP were dropped. PETER ROGERS, an organiser of charity fund-raising events, has written to both MPs asking for an … Continue reading

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MP Philp: ‘Brown-nosing is first, second and third nature’

Chris Philp’s obsequiousness knows no bounds. And that’s not according to us. Yesterday, Inside Croydon reported how the newish MP for Croydon South had been torn to shreds by The Times – The Times of all papers! – for his … Continue reading

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Times accuses ‘toady’ Philp of ‘exemplary arse-kissing’

Political satirists can make or break an MP’s career. The satire-writers and illustrators do so not with any investigative unearthing of misdeeds, but with a slow, drip-drip of observation of how our parliamentarians perform. They create the image which the … Continue reading

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