Tag Archives: Croydon South

Labour gives Jones chance of rematch against MP Barwell

WALTER CRONXITE on Croydon’s early runners and riders in the 2017 General Election stakes Sarah Jones, the Labour Party candidate who two years ago came within 165 votes of unseating Tory Gavin Barwell in Croydon Central, has been told by … Continue reading

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Definitely, Maybe: General Election is a boost for Barwell

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the likely local consequences of this morning’s announcement of a General Election on June 8 Croydon Central, which has been a marginal parliamentary seat for 30 years, where gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell was returned in 2015 with … Continue reading

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Councillor criticises ‘casual racism’ displayed at Brexit debate

Within a week of the savage mob attack in Shrublands which left a teenaged asylum seeker fighting for his life and which is being investigated as a hate crime, a Labour councillor has felt it necessary to remind some members … Continue reading

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Council’s planning department groaning under workload strain

Croydon’s planning department, confronted with a massive workload in the borough’s relentless drive for redevelopment, is struggling under the strain with an exodus of experienced senior employees from an already understaffed office, and reports of some officials being reduced to … Continue reading

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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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Tory MP helps to promote 10% off takeaway curry offer

See, that’s the problem when, as the constituency MP, you “show your support for local business” by posing for a picture outside the local curry house owned by a Tory Party donor. Before long, you’re appearing plastered all over a … 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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