Tag Archives: Jeremy Corbyn

Labour members investigate how to oust Blairite MP Reed

More details have emerged from the Croydon North Labour annual meeting a fortnight ago which demonstrate that the power struggle in the party nationally between Blairites and supporters of Jeremy Corbyn is also being played out fiercely at local level. … Continue reading

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MP Reed never consulted us on Corbyn, say Labour members

Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP for Lambeth South/Croydon North [delete to taste] waited until this morning before joining the exodus of right wingers from the Labour Party’s shadow cabinet, issuing a letter announcing that he is resigning from his … Continue reading

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Corbyn has ‘full confidence’ in aide, as Labour suspend Fisher

The Progress pogrom against Jeremy Corbyn claimed its first victim tonight, when Andrew Fisher, the Labour leader’s policy adviser, had his party membership suspended. Fisher, however, seems set to continue to work in Corbyn’s office and he confirmed to Inside … Continue reading

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Red Labour tells Emily Benn to drop Fisher expulsion call

A Labour members’ and campaigners’ grouping yesterday issued a statement where they said that they fear that Emily Benn, a West Thornton ward councillor, is “…being used by other, more sinister forces within the Parliamentary Party who are out to … Continue reading

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Shadow chancellor McDonnell to speak at Croydon Assembly

John McDonnell and Andrew Fisher, two key players within Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership team, are among the invited speakers at the third Croydon Assembly, to be staged at Ruskin House on November 7. Entitled “Fighting the Tories – a Manifesto … Continue reading

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MP Reed clings to shadow job under ‘unelectable’ Corbyn

Never let it be said that Steve Reed OBE isn’t a… hmm… let’s call him a pragmatic politician. Although many others might regard him as a political chameleon or, worse, a hypocrite. Just a few weeks after declaring that Jeremy … Continue reading

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POLL: Should comedian Mark Steel be allowed a Labour vote?

It is rare indeed that Croydon makes it on to the front page of a national newspaper. But The Independent has today splashed a picture story of how its columnist, Mark Steel, has been rejected by the Labour Party from … Continue reading

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Red faces for Reed and supporters as CLP picks Corbyn

WALTER CRONXITE reports from the back row of a Thornton Heath church hall at a local Labour Party meeting, where the Blairites are becoming increasingly shrill in their discomfort Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP for Lambeth South, is looking … Continue reading

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Corbyn comes to Croydon for free public meeting, Aug 4

Jeremy Corbyn, the outsider who now appears to be running away with the Labour Party leadership contest, is to speak at a public meeting in Croydon on August 4. The meeting, from 7pm at Ruskin House on Coombe Road, has … Continue reading

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MP Reed’s endorsement of ‘lunatic’ column causes anger

Steve Reed OBE, MP for Lambeth South (the parliamentary seat formerly known as Croydon North) has caused outrage among Labour supporters in the borough after his overly enthusiastic support of Liz Kendall in his party’s leadership contest has seen him … Continue reading

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United we stand: looking for a more representative Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There’s gathering interest in more radical solutions to the deep economic and social problems, locally and nationally, judging by one well-attended meeting last week, writes ANDREW PELLING Something rather extraordinary is happening to left of centre politics in … Continue reading

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