Tag Archives: Gavin Barwell

Tower residents have three-month wait for sprinkler action

Croydon Council last night announced that it is to fit sprinklers in all of its residential tower blocks which are 10 or more storeys tall, in a scheme expected to cost £10million. It makes Croydon the first local authority in … Continue reading

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More than one Tory politician to blame for austerity

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Inside Croydon’s editor, STEVEN DOWNES, puts forward a view that may surprise many It’s time to lay off Gavin Barwell. Not because of the sly and underhand way he often conducted himself when a Tory MP for Croydon … Continue reading

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Barwell under pressure over failure to review fire safety

Gavin Barwell, a week after losing one job, is already under pressure in his new post, as more difficult questions are being asked why he did not fulfil a promise he made, when housing minister, to act over a fire … Continue reading

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May’s Chief of Staff was the author of his own election obituary

WALTER CRONXITE has drilled down into the election numbers (well, Electoral Calculus has), and come up with some worrying figures for Croydon Tories It wasn’t only Gavin Barwell who got his P45 from his Westminster job last week. And while … Continue reading

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VOTE 2017: Live coverage of Croydon’s General Election

INSIDE CROYDON is throwing more resources at covering election night than ever before, with staff and stringers at six different counts across south London. We will be reporting live through the night on the General Election results in Croydon – … Continue reading

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Election 2017: Will it be a horse of a different colour?

ELECTION COMMENTARY: As Croydon goes to the polls today, American politics professor DR BOB BEATTY takes a brief pause to reflect after a frantic week following the various campaigns As a professor of political science at Washburn University in Topeka, … Continue reading

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Change in political weather has made Croydon a ‘must win’

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, takes a last look at the latest opinion polls and what they mean before tomorrow’s polling day There can be no excuses for Labour if they fail to take Croydon Central tomorrow. Labour fell short … Continue reading

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