Tag Archives: LibDem

Video: How LibDem changed his “mind” on incinerator

Our thanks to Dave Pettener, of the Stop the Incinerator Campaign, for his latest piece of digital craftwork. Taking the audio feed from the Sutton Council planning meeting in the summer when key councillors went back on their previous positions … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Croydon Greens, Environment, Planning, Refuse collection, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour uses shock tactics at Carshalton Environmental Fair

The Labour party in Carshalton and Wallington courted controversy on Monday at the Carshalton Environmental Fair by wearing face masks and industrial suits to protest against the decision by the local council to grant planning permission to the Beddington Lane … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Clare Hilley, Croydon Greens, Environment, Mayor of London, Planning, Simon Hoar, Sutton Council, Tony Harris, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Croydon Central open primary: Kusum Parashar

Kusum Parashar is a Southall resident and a former adult education lecturer. Active in Labour’s successful targeting of Ealing’s diverse communities, Parashar emphasises what she sees as Ed Miliband’s green credentials. “I am standing for worker’s rights in getting a … Continue reading

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Ashes to ashes: Only Boris can stop Viridor incinerator now

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Did Sutton’s LibDems last night grant planning permission to Viridor for its £1bn incinerator project at Beddington Lane just so that someone else could make the tough decision to block it? Contributing editor ANDREW PELLING says that nothing … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Business, Croydon Greens, Environment, Health, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Paul Burstow MP, Planning, Simon Hoar, St Helier Hospital, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Burnt: incinerator scheme fails to get planning permission

A Sutton Council planning meeting last night refused to approve plans to build a waste incinerator on its border with Croydon, at Beddington Lane, a stunning reversal for the powers of big business. Ahead of the meeting, with the Sutton … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Community associations, Croydon Greens, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Environment, Health, London-wide issues, Outside Croydon, Planning, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Tony Newman, Waste incinerator, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sutton’s Tories in meltdown as they face “yellow wash”

The Liberal Democrats defied all national trends and their party’s unpopular part in the ConDem coalition to hold Stonecot ward with a 7.7 per cent swing from the Conservatives in last Thursday’s Sutton Council by-election. If repeated in the 2014 … Continue reading

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Stonecot by-election offers LibDems chance of cheer

A local judgement on Gideon Osborne’s Autumn Statement will come tomorrow in Stonecot ward in Sutton, as they go to the polls in a by-election to replace an outgoing LibDem councillor. The Osborne Budget in the spring brought a litany … Continue reading

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