Tag Archives: Gareth Streeter

Ex-MP Barwell abandons Croydon, as his bag-carrier steps up

Local Tories appear to have given up hope of regaining the parliamentary seat lost at last year’s General Election, as KEN LEE reports Gavin Barwell, the Tory who when he was MP for Croydon Central said, “Representing my home town … Continue reading

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Tories accused of breaking their own rules over selections

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on complaints of undemocratic interference in the candidate selection process, and too much influence from the local party leader in those allowed to stand in May’s Town Hall elections At least four of Croydon’s longest serving … Continue reading

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Oasis chief gets 20% pay rise as academies warn over finances

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE on an eye-watering salary hike for the man in overall charge of some of Croydon’s biggest schools The leader of a church-linked multi-academy chain which operates five large schools in Croydon has just been awarded a … Continue reading

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Church-linked academy chain denies having ‘religious ethos’

Our education correspondent, GENE BRODIE, has found a new website which has discovered the Oasis academy chain, led by a Baptist minister, saying that they really have very little to do with churches or religion There have been calls for … Continue reading

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Barwell’s bogus ‘Dear Neighbour’ letters use an old Cons trick

KEN LEE, our politics reporter, has found that the Tory campaign in Croydon Central has been less than truthful, again In the final days of the election campaign, and gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell has resorted to a tried and trusted tactic … Continue reading

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