Tag Archives: Labour

MP Jones ‘gravely concerned’ over closure of her old school

Local MP claims she is ‘picking up information from a standing start’ over plans to close 600-pupil girls’ private school, but says she has obtained guarantees from the property Foundation that runs the site. By STEVEN DOWNES Sarah Jones, the … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Central, Education, Old Palace, Sarah Jones MP, Schools, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

London’s capital celebration of 50 years of transport Freedom

Former GLC councillor DAVID WHITE, pictured right, looks back to a scheme that revolutionised travel for generations of Londoners and ahead to a 50th birthday event this weekend It is 50 years since the Freedom Pass transformed getting around the … Continue reading

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£1million cost to Mayday Hospital of every doctors’ strike

As consultants and junior doctors begin the biggest industrial action in the history of the NHS, local trust’s CEO says it could take nine months to catch-up with the Croydon hospital’s back-log of treatments Every strike costs Croydon’s Mayday Hospital … Continue reading

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Here’s real good news that Perry’s kept quiet: free school meals

Two weeks into a landmark anti-poverty scheme which is benefiting every child in Croydon currently at a state primary school, and there’s been not a peep about it from the borough’s Tory Mayor, Jason Perry. There’s not a word to … Continue reading

Posted in 2024 London elections, Education, Health, London-wide issues, Mayor Jason Perry, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bodger’s back! Reed’s chum being lined up for Croydon East

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest anti-democratic and secretive stitch-up going on behind-the-scenes in the local Labour Party “Welcome to Croydon East” says the less-than-charming email to members to announce the creation of a Constituency Labour Party, in … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Central, Croydon East, Croydon North, Croydon West, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Streatham and Norbury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

It’s a Brum do: fixing local government won’t come cheap

After the latest local authority’s finances crashed and burned, and with Michael Gove twiddling his thumbs doing nothing before the General Election, ANDREW FISHER, pictured right, looks at what needs to be done to fix local government in England Councils … Continue reading

Posted in 2024 General Election, Andrew Fisher, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Mayor Jason Perry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Do the decent thing: podcast’s latest call for Perry to quit

Jason Perry would resign from his £84,000 per year job as Croydon’s executive Mayor if he had any dignity. That’s the view of Andrew Fisher, one of the guests on the latest bumper edition of The Croydon Insider, this website’s … Continue reading

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MP Jones given new brief to avoid her dealings with ‘Rimmer’

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest job switch for one of Croydon’s Labour MPs When it came, it had all the hallmarks of an after-thought. A dozen shadow cabinet appointments were announced just after 5pm yesterday, more than a … Continue reading

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Starmer reshuffle sees Croydon MP Reed shunted to DEFRA

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on how today’s Labour front bench job creation scheme might be taken as proof that turds do somehow manage to rise to the surface… Steve Reed OBE, the right-wing MP who shunted another Labour MP out … Continue reading

Posted in 2024 General Election, Boris Johnson, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Environment, Sadiq Khan, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Streatham and Norbury, ULEZ, ULEZ expansion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

ULEZ is here to stay and the health benefits are on the way

Opposition to the Ultra Low Emission Zone, which has been expanded to much of outer London today, has simply demonstrated where third-rate Conservative politicians’ priorities lie – and that’s not with the public nor the planet. By our environment correspondent, … Continue reading

Posted in 2024 London elections, Bexley, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Business, Coulsdon, Environment, Health, Kenley, London-wide issues, Mayor Jason Perry, Mayor of London, Purley, Sadiq Khan, Steve Reed MP, Surrey, Susan Hall, Sutton Council, TfL, Transport, ULEZ, ULEZ expansion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Good Lord? Starmer’s gofer Evans is lined up for a peerage

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, delves through some silly season speculation to discover that one of Alison Butler’s exes could soon be heading for the red benches David Evans, the former Croydon business owner who was an aide to Tony … Continue reading

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‘Beware calls from Croydon Labour’ warns Croydon Labour

Croydon Labour, which has failed to expel anyone responsible for the bankrupting of the borough, has now started to warn its members to do what most residents have been doing for years: ignore calls from Croydon Labour. Anthony Ellis, the … Continue reading

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Ex-Labour staffer spared jail over child exploitation pictures

Tom Dewey’s now former party colleagues continue to deny any knowledge of his collecting illegal and ‘sadistic’ images that dated back to 2008 Tom Dewey, the former borough organiser for the Labour Party in Croydon, has avoided spending time in … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, Crime, Croydon Central, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Calls for Electoral Commission to intervene on Croydon votes

CROYDON IN CRISIS: The council cannot be trusted to run elections in the borough, according to senior political officials. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES An experienced election agent for the Labour Party has effectively declared that he has no confidence in … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, 2022 Croydon Mayor election, 2024 General Election, 2024 London elections, Andrew Pelling, Croydon Council, David White, John Wentworth, Katherine Kerswell, Mayor Jason Perry, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kangals seized after Lloyd Park attacks may never be returned

Croydon police are “doing everything they can” to ensure that three large guard dogs that have been roaming, out of control in Lloyd Park, are never returned to their owner, according to local MP Sarah Jones. The Turkish Kangals got … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Central, Croydon parks, Friends of Lloyd Park, Leslie Arms, Lloyd Park, Park Hill and Whitgift, Property, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

London Mayor announces extra £50m for ULEZ scrappage

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a “huge expansion” of his ULEZ scrappage scheme, with an extra £50million ahead of the extension of the zone later this month – meaning every Londoner with a non-compliant car can receive £2,000 towards … Continue reading

Posted in Bromley Council, Commuting, Environment, Leonie Cooper, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Sutton Council, TfL, Transport, ULEZ, ULEZ expansion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Driven to distraction, pro-car Tories are bad for your health

ANDREW FISHER on how the latest manifestation of ‘culture wars’, with attacks on anti-pollution policies and safer roads, smacks of desperation by failing politicians in Westminster and in Croydon The Uxbridge and South Ruislip by-election is casting a long shadow … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Fisher, Boris Johnson, Croydon Council, Environment, Health, London-wide issues, Mayor Jason Perry, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, TfL, Transport, ULEZ, ULEZ expansion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

No tears shed by council or tenants as Axis makes its exit

Without any fanfare, and conspicuously no statement of great achievements by Croydon’s Mayor, the borough’s £21m per year repairs contractor that was mired at the centre of the Regina Road scandal has been quietly replaced It was perhaps a surprise … Continue reading

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Hacker hacked? Labour councillor gets banned from Twitter

Social media platform takes action against Clive Fraser, one of the numptiest of Newman’s Numpties. By Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE Croydon’s laziest councillor, Clive Fraser, has had his Twitter account suspended. But as is his custom, “Lazy” Fraser has … Continue reading

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Cost of failure: report says Negrini’s lined up new pay-off

Might Jo Negrini – “Negreedy” as she was less-than-fondly known by colleagues when she was chief executive at Croydon Council – be heading for a second overly generous pay-off in just three years? Next month will see the anniversary of … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

7% swing not enough in Uxbridge after Reed’s mixed messages

ANDREW FISHER on yesterday’s by-election results, and the key role played by a Croydon politician in Labour’s flawed campaign in an outer London seat Yesterday’s three parliamentary by-elections tell us that the Conservatives will lose the next General Election. But … Continue reading

Posted in 2024 General Election, 2024 London elections, Andrew Fisher, Ben Taylor, Chris Philp MP, Croydon North, Croydon South, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Dewey pleads guilty to possessing indecent images of children

Serious questions over safeguarding raised as Labour Party election candidate now faces sentencing The Labour Party’s former borough organiser for Croydon has admitted serious charges of possessing indecent images of children. Tom Dewey appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court yesterday, where … Continue reading

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Green councillor criticises lack of action over climate crisis

Four years since the council established a commission to report on the environmental threats, its recommendations have not been implemeted, according to Cllr Ria Patel. By LOUISA GAUTREY Ria Patel, the leader of the Greens at Croydon Town Hall, has … Continue reading

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Croydon Labour’s ‘useful idiots’ continue on their national tour

Our Political Editor, WALTER CRONXITE, investigates the ritual humiliation meted out with repeat selection defeats being suffered by devoted Newman Numpties, councillors Manju Shahul-Hameed and Sherwan Chowdhury Two time-serving Croydon Labour councillors have spent the last few months touring England … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath activist Wadsworth awarded union gold badge

By STEVEN DOWNES Marc Wadsworth, the campaigning journalist and broadcaster who was expelled by the Labour Party on trumped-up charges, has been awarded with the highest honour available to his trades union, the National Union of Journalists’ gold badge. The … Continue reading

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