Tag Archives: Fairfield

Woman assaulted by Labour councillor: I want to reopen case

The woman who was subjected to vicious domestic violence by a sitting Croydon Labour councillor has spoken out publicly for the first time since her ordeal. The violent attack, which took place last September, led to the resignation of Niro … Continue reading

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Call to remove Churchill mural puts Labour council on spot

Council leader Tony Newman doesn’t tend to enjoy having his judgement called into question, but a councillor-backed petition to remove the image of the wartime leader from the side of a town centre building appears to do just that, as … Continue reading

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Newman’s ‘virtually all there’ for his secret Town Hall meeting

The government finally moved late last week to make it legally possible for local authorities to stage “virtual” council meetings, and to continue with a semblance of Town Hall business during the covid-19 lockdown. Yet less than 48 hours before … Continue reading

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Newman feels pressure as Fairfield selection referred for review

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how an internal party scandal is about to cause more discomfort for the Croydon council leader As council leader Tony Newman comes under increasing pressure over a range of policy failures, while the Democratically Elected … Continue reading

Posted in Caragh Skipper, Chris Clark, Clive Fraser, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, David White, Fairfield, Jose Joseph, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Newman stifles report which alleges conspiracy over selection

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on a leaked report over the rumbling row in Croydon Labour over a selection stitch-up that saw Tony Newman’s favoured candidate put forward for last November’s Fairfield council by-election A internal party report, leaked to … Continue reading

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Council leader delayed reporting violent incident to police

Croydon’s council leader Tony Newman has admitted that he failed to report, immediately, allegations of serious violence against a young woman. Instead of going to the police straight away, Newman spent more than 24 hours working on a cover-up of … Continue reading

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Labour councillor spent council funds after he quit Town Hall

Niro Sirisena, the Croydon Labour councillor who resigned at the end of September after “a serious incident” which placed him subject to police investigation, continued to spend public money after he’d quit the council. Before his unexplained disappearing act from … Continue reading

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Charity Commission probes SPAC for breaking ‘no politics’ rule

Now the subject of fraud investigations, the controversial SPAC Nation church is also under threat of losing its status as a registered charity, too, which could cost it an estimated £250,000 per year SPAC Nation, the money-grabbing cult-like church who … Continue reading

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Labour win Fairfield by-election despite 10% vote drop

WALTER CRONXITE crunches the numbers after a council by-election where the biggest losers were the residents of Croydon Jack Buck, the Labour Party paid employee who fixed the Fairfield ward selection so that his friend, Caragh Skipper, could be nominated … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Andrew Rendle, Caragh Skipper, Chris Philp MP, Crime, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Fairfield, Jose Joseph, Mario Creatura, Niro Sirisena, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour’s Reed: Tories should drop Creatura over SPAC scandal

The mounting scandal over the cult-like SPAC Nation church should force the Conservative Party to sack Mario Creatura as a General Election candidate. That’s the view of Steve Reed OBE, who will be seeking re-election as the Labour MP for … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Crime, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Fear of confrontations at polling stations after activist incidents

Jo Negrini, the council’s chief executive who also serves as the borough’s chief returning officer in charge of the organisation and conduct of elections in Croydon, has received requests to arrange for additional security at the polling stations for tomorrow’s … Continue reading

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Croydon Tories’ leader distances himself from SPAC Nation

On the eve of the Fairfield council by-election, the leader of the Conservative group at Croydon Town Hall has tried to distance his local party from the controversial SPAC Nation. The Tory candidate in Thursday’s Fairfield by-election, 20-year-old Jayde Edwards, … Continue reading

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Tory candidate’s church is under police investigation for fraud

Inside Croydon has confirmed that the locally based evangelical church SPAC Nation is under investigation for fraud. Jayde Edwards, the Conservative candidate standing in Thursday’s Fairfield council by-election, is a leading member of SPAC Nation. Her campaign has received much … Continue reading

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‘Don’t call us cult-like’ says cult-like SPAC Nation

A cult-like church group which has been dabbling in right-wing politics says that it objects to being called “cult-like”. The press office of the SPAC Nation has written to Inside Croydon, objecting to the description of their organisation as cult-like, … Continue reading

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Labour election worries: ‘We’re heading for an unholy Buck up’

Jack Buck, the Labour Party employee who last month was at the centre of a candidate selection fix for the Fairfield by-election, has ordered party members in the borough to ignore that scandal and to turn out for canvassing sessions. … Continue reading

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‘He’s running scared’: Newman cancels Town Hall meetings

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, reports from the Town Hall, where the council leader is playing hard to get Tony Newman, Labour’s leader on Croydon Council, has cancelled December’s full meeting of the council, using the General Election on December 12 … Continue reading

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Creatura reported for fly-tipping during his rubbish campaign

Those who suspected that next week’s Fairfield council by-election might turn out to be… well, a bit rubbish, have been proved right. A pile of dumped Tory leaflets were discovered in the town centre last week, slowly turning to mush … Continue reading

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Momentum demand inquiry into Fairfield selection scandal

Nearly a month since their self-proclaimed founder resigned as a councillor following a “serious incident”, Croydon Momentum have finally broken their silence over the scandal and shambles of the Labour Party selection for the Fairfield ward by-election. In their belated … Continue reading

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Labour meeting to consider move to boycott Fairfield campaign

The pressure on Tony Newman as leader of the Labour group on Croydon Council continues to mount, as one of Croydon’s three constituency Labour parties will this week consider a motion that “deplores the behaviour of the council leadership” over … Continue reading

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Residents feeling drained as roads blocked again by flooding

This, left, was the scene on Kenley Lane last night. For residents in that part of the borough, it is an all too familiar a scene whenever there is a heavier-than-usual rainfall. It is not as if Croydon Council and … Continue reading

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Tawdry affair of Fairfield candidate coup and the double agent

EXCLUSIVE: The scandal surrounding Labour’s candidate selection for the Fairfield by-election looks set to worsen after a lengthy mea culpa was issued by the Local Campaign Forum, as WALTER CRONXITE reports The two most senior officials in Croydon Labour’s LCF … Continue reading

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Ex-Labour councillor Rendle stands for LibDems in Fairfield

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on one of the more intriguing twists to emerge from the nominations for next month’s council by-election It is often said that the Liberal Democrats in Croydon stage their meetings in a phone box. To … Continue reading

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Newman accused of ‘evil stitch-up’ over Fairfield candidate

STEVEN DOWNES reports on allegations of bullying and racism within the Croydon Labour Party after the local leadership fails to nominate a democratically selected candidate for a ward by-election The Labour Party in Croydon is in turmoil today, after council … Continue reading

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Surrey Street stall-holder picked to run in Fairfield by-election

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the latest blow to the leadership of the local Labour Party Jose Joseph, a stall-holder in Croydon’s historic Surrey Street Market, was selected last night to be the Labour Party’s candidate in the Fairfield ward … Continue reading

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Newman loses key vote over Fairfield ward candidate selection

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the latest attempt by a local political party to fix the outcome of an election process It is not only the local Tory leadership who manage to use party rules and procedures in their efforts … Continue reading

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