Tag Archives: Labour

Commission report would snatch away Labour’s new majority

The latest report from the Boundary Commission for England carves up the borough into three new parliamentary seats in a most illogical manner, as WALTER CRONXITE reports The Labour Party in Croydon will be hoping fervently that Theresa May’s dependency … Continue reading

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Newman holds meeting with ministers over Westfield’s delays

By Ken Lee, Town Hall correspondent Tony Newman, the Labour leader of the council, was missing from the Town Hall for last night’s extraordinary meeting on the state of the borough’s children’s services. Apparently, he had more important matters to … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick reports £1.1m losses in first trading accounts

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on a set of figures which Jo Negrini would probably prefer you did not know about Brick by Brick, the council-owned housing developer, made a loss of £1.1million in its first full year of trading. … Continue reading

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Former Mayor of Croydon decides to stand down from council

Another senior member of the Labour group at the Town Hall has decided not to stand at next May’s council elections. Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, a councillor in South Norwood ward since 2010, announced his decision to colleagues yesterday. Trakas-Lawlor is the … Continue reading

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Labour focuses on housing policy with Onn at supper club

Melanie Onn, the Grimsby MP and the housing spokesperson in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet, will be speaking at a supper club in Croydon Central next month. Croydon Central was the parliamentary constituency where Sarah Jones ousted the Tory … Continue reading

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Council left without operator for Ashburton Park venue

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on the strange silence from the council about the faltering fate of one of its flagship projects The latest embarrassing set-back for Tony Newman and his Labour colleagues’ hopes of retaining control of the council … Continue reading

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Extra meeting on children’s services now ‘councillor training’

Mystery surrounds what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s council meeting, or who’ll be allowed to attend. By WALTER CRONXITE Monday’s council meeting on the crisis in children’s services, called in place of a scheduled cabinet meeting, looks set to … Continue reading

Posted in Barbara Peacock, Children's Services, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments