Tag Archives: Gavin Barwell

‘Utterly superfluous’ Barwell could face early test as minister

Inside Croydon editor STEVEN DOWNES on the multi-tasking tests, and moral challenges on his home patch, which are facing Croydon’s Government minister for housing, planning and London A bit of polite name-calling is all part of the cut and thrust … Continue reading

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90,000 children in London in temporary housing, report says

Fix this, minister. A report published today will land with a double thud on Gavin Barwell’s ministerial desk in his new office at the Department for Communities and Local Government. Barwell, the MP for Croydon Central, our loyal reader may … Continue reading

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How Barwell backed call for unelected PM to hold election

Now he has finally landed a job in the Government, it surely cannot be long before the housing minister, Gavin Barwell, will be calling on his Prime Minister, Theresa May, to hold a General Election. Only that’s what Barwell was … Continue reading

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Promotion to housing minister could have Barwell bricking it

WALTER CRONXITE on a belated move up Westminster’s greasy pole for a Croydon career politician In a busy few days for the new Prime Minister, Theresa May obviously found the time to read Inside Croydon. That’s the conclusion after Gavin … Continue reading

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Pollard’s Tories too timid in their call to axe 10 councillors

Croydon Council Tax-payers are subsidising the local Conservative and Labour parties to the tune of nearly £100,000 per year. No wonder the duopoly at the Town Hall don’t want to make any serious reductions to the number of councillors, reports … Continue reading

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White has no case to answer after 10-week suspension

David White, the Secretary of the Croydon Central Constituency Labour Party, has had the suspension of his membership lifted – just in time for the party to ban the CLP from holding any meetings for two months ahead of its … Continue reading

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MP Barwell’s political future is left waiting for a call from May

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports from near Downing Street on a big day for some political ambitions When Theresa May stood outside No 10 Downing Street last night and spoke of the disadvantages in life faced by “white working-class … Continue reading

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Council £500m Growth Zone plan includes Croydon’s 39 Steps

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the public gallery with a Yorkie bar and a half-completed crossword puzzle in the Metro, reports on Croydon Council’s modernisation scheme and its stern warning to developers Westfield Croydon Council will tonight launch its own … Continue reading

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Down with this sort of thing: Tory petitioners get it wrong, again

After last month’s debacle, it should be clear to most reasonable people that “government by referendum” is full of unintended consequences. Closer to home, here in Croydon, it appears that opposition through petition is a bit crap, too. Mario Creatura, … Continue reading

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It’s May’s day in Croydon as Conservative MPs snub Boris

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, who has not slept since June 22, reports on the latest shenanigans from the borough’s elected representatives at the Palace of Varieties Chris Philp and Gavin Barwell, Croydon’s two Conservative MPs, have today come out … Continue reading

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Time for us all to act against London’s invisible killer

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Thousands of Londoners die each year because of an environmental issue which our MPs, councillors and London Mayor seem unwilling to do anything about. CONNIE MINTON says it is long overdue that we demanded action over this public … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Chris Philp MP, Croydon Council, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, Health, Mayor of London, Planning, Sadiq Khan, Steve Reed MP, TfL, Transport, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Prominent’ Tory whip is accused of back-stabbing Boris

WALTER CRONXITE umasks an MP who is reported to be using the “dark arts” of the whips’ office to try to stop Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister Tonight’s Evening Standard is reporting how the Tory whips’ office in Westminster is … Continue reading

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Brexit uncertainties could mean a crisis for Croydon’s face lift

In the aftermath of yesterday’s EU Referendum, WALTER CRONXITE finds some senior figures close to the £1.4bn Whitgift Centre redevelopment feeling very nervous about its prospects “The real fear now must be that Westfield walk away. They’ve done it before, … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2016 EU referendum, Business, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Referendum result sends UK hurtling towards breaking point

Nigel Farage this morning said that June 23 should go down as the country’s “independence day”. In fact, following the result of the referendum on membership of the European Union, yesterday will mark the beginning of the end of the … Continue reading

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Southern Failways: Civil servant wants to ‘break’ rail unions

An article in the latest edition of Private Eye provides further confirmation of our reports of the past two days which suggest that the disruption and delays on Southern Railways inflicted on commuters every weekday are being caused by confrontation … Continue reading

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Croydon MP comes under attack in his constituency office

Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell says that he was attacked by a man in his constituency office on Wickham Road last Friday. The police were called, and according to Barwell it was subsequently discovered that the man was carrying a … Continue reading

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No prison bars likely for Barwell, according to legal expert

Even if Gavin Barwell is found guilty of failing to account properly for his expenses at last year’s General Election, the MP for Croydon Central faces no greater sanction than a £20,000 fine for each offence, and there’s little possibility … Continue reading

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Jones wins election in Croydon Central; will she stand again?

Sarah Jones is the new chair of the Croydon Central Constituency Labour Party. Jones’s election comes a little more than a year since she narrowly lost another, slightly bigger, vote, that to elect the MP for the constituency, when she … Continue reading

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Labour suspends Croydon Central secretary over Hitler tweet

The Labour Party has suspended David White, the secretary of the Croydon Central constituency party, following complaints over a single tweet sent a fortnight ago in defence of Ken Livingstone, after the former London Mayor’s Hitler and Zionism brain belch. … Continue reading

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‘Offensive, patronising and pathetic’: Croydon Tory slates Zac

A prominent member of Croydon Conservatives has described the Zac Goldsmith Mayoral campaign as “offensive, patronising, off-putting, negative and pathetic”. John Cartwright also publicly admitted that to “register a protest”, he voted for Sian Berry, the Green Party candidate, as … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Eddy Arram, Gavin Barwell MP, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Steve O'Connell, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments