Tag Archives: David Cameron

MP Reed condemns “disgraceful” failures over riot pay-outs

More than two years after the 2011 riots, and there’s still 133 people who claimed official compensation who are yet to receive a penny to help them re-build their homes and businesses. Those are the findings of Steve Reed OBE, … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Business, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon North, Mayor of London, Policing, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Council keeps its war centenary plans firmly under wraps

We will remember them. It is just that as far as Croydon Council is concerned, they don’t yet know how. According to one senior staffer in Fisher’s Folly, “The council does indeed have plans to restore and refurbish war memorials … Continue reading

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Is Malthouse pitching for Croydon South parliamentary seat?

Kit Malthouse, Boris Johnson’s Deputy Mayor at the Greater London Authority, is understood to be among the candidates the local Tory party is choosing from for the ultra-safe parliamentary seat of Croydon South, according to sources close to the Conservative … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell, Kit Malthouse, London Assembly, Mayor of London, Mike Fisher, Policing, Richard Ottaway MP | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

It’s official: Croydon is the most miserable part of London

It’s official: Croydon is the most miserable part of London. So much for the view through rose-tinted glasses of the self-appointed “Glee Club”, who choose to ignore the area’s many short-comings, or the dissembling work of PR agency Grey Label … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Right? Honourable? Ottaway’s expenses easily forgotten

It wasn’t only Croydon Central’s Gary Barlow [SICK] [SIC] who got bumped up this week. Three other MPs with links to Croydon featured in the political parties’ re-shuffles, with David Cameron even singling out one time-serving, pocket-lining expenses-claimer for special … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Parliamentary promotion could be a big stretch for Barwell

It may be the sort of promotion that even arch-political careerist Gavin Barwell could have done without. Just 24 hours after the junior minister, Chloe Smith, resigned her government position in order to spend more time with her marginal constituency, … Continue reading

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Downing Street tips its advisors for parliamentary selection

On yer bike. Downing Street has spoken and Laura Trott is one of its three preferred candidates to run for the Conservatives in the ultra-safe Tory Croydon South seat in 2015. But you might want to hit your Shimano brakes… … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon South, Lynne Hale, Mike Fisher, Richard Ottaway MP, Simon Hoar | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments