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A Viscount, two Lords and a comedian back Labour campaign

Eddie Izzard was out campaigning in Croydon town centre this morning with local Labour leader Tony Newman. Cue jokes from all other political parties about there being more than one comedian in Croydon Labour… It’s unclear whether many of the … Continue reading

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Tony Benn’s granddaughter selected for West Thornton ward

Emily Benn, the granddaughter of former Labour government cabinet minister Tony Benn, seems set to be a Croydon councillor next year. Norwood resident Emily Benn has been selected as a candidate to stand in the safe Labour ward of West … Continue reading

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Gray day for “rising star”, as Smith loses selection battle

Paul Smith, the Labour councillor for West Thornton and member of the shadow cabinet, has not been selected to stand at next May’s Town Hall elections. He is the fourth serving Labour councillor in Croydon to miss out on selection … Continue reading

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Councillor Smith to contest Labour’s West Thornton short-list

Carnage at a Croydon Labour meeting in West Thornton ward this week, when no fewer than three sitting councillors who had put themselves forward for selection failed even to be short-listed by local party members. The three councillors who did … Continue reading

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New Addington councillor Ayres announces retirement plan

George Ayres, the Labour councillor for New Addington, is to retire before the local elections next year. Ayres celebrated his 68th birthday earlier this month, and has advised the local Labour party that he will not be seeking nomination for … Continue reading

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