Tag Archives: Downing Street

Twickenham councillor gets late call in Croydon selection race

It is hardly the most inspiring of openings for a prospective Tory parliamentary candidate. “I still remember the horror I felt when I realised I was a Conservative,” writes Luke Parker, the “16th man” in the Croydon South selection process. … Continue reading

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Near-death experience gave candidate taste for life in Croydon

Bill Clinton was nicknamed “the comeback kid”, yet even in the US President’s roller-coaster career, he can never lay claim to having been once at the levers of power, to try to return after breaking his neck and almost losing … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Croydon 8/8, Croydon North, Faz Hakim | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Former Blair adviser on Labour shortlist for Croydon North

A former Downing Street adviser to Tony Blair on race issues is among a five-strong shortlist announced this afternoon by the Labour Party as it seeks to choose a candidate for the Croydon North by-election. The shortlist is a model … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Andrew Stranack, Croydon North, Faz Hakim, Louisa Woodley, Malcolm Wicks MP, Marisha Ray, Simon Burgess, Steve Reed MP, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment