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

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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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Greens to recycle candidate for Croydon North by-election

An announcement is expected to confirm that Shasha Khan will be the Green party’s candidate in the Croydon North by-election. Croydon resident Khan is the only 2012 candidate declared so far from the leading parties who was also up for … Continue reading

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Little Ray of sunshine for LibDems in Croydon North

Any jokes about the Liberal Democrats in Croydon being an endangered species were only reinforced late last night with the announcement of a candidate for the forthcoming parliamentary by-election, as they named Marisha Ray, a former councillor in Islington, north … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Croydon North, London Assembly, Malcolm Wicks MP, Marisha Ray, Paul Burstow MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Clegg praises Reeves as “an inspiration to a generation”

In his keynote speech to his Liberal Democrats’ annual conference, Nick Clegg spoke with generous praise for Maurice Reeves, the senior member of the family-run Reeves furniture business in Croydon which was nearly destroyed by fire during the 8/8 riots … Continue reading

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Labour targets tough-nut Croydon for 2014 borough elections

Tony Newman, the leader of the Labour opposition at Croydon Town Hall, was clearly enthused yesterday when he reported the positive response from his party’s members seeking to be candidates at the next borough elections in 2014. As many as … Continue reading

Posted in Ashburton, Boris Johnson, Croydon Council, Jon Rouse, Mayor of London, Mike Fisher, New Addington, Simon Hoar, Tony Newman, Tony Pearson, URV, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Sutton councillor calls for “all-out war” on the Tories

Croydon politics may be a red-blue duopoly but next door in Sutton, the LibDems have just completed 25 years in charge. Here, Sutton councillor LESTER HOLLOWAY outlines his progressive approach to the national government coalition and the 2014 local elections … Continue reading

Posted in Lester Holloway, London-wide issues, Outside Croydon, Sutton Council | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ward by ward: How Croydon voted on May 3

The full breakdown of voting results from the London Mayoral and Assembly elections on May 3 are now available through the London Elects website (you need to scroll well down the page for the link to the ward scores). But … Continue reading

Posted in Abigail Lock, Addiscombe West, Ashburton, Broad Green, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Fairfield, Fieldway, Heathfield, Kenley, London Assembly, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, Norbury, Purley, Sanderstead, Selhurst, Selsdon & Ballards, Shirley, South Croydon, South Norwood, Steve O'Connell, Thornton Heath, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Latest vote results will help Brake decide which way to jump

When the ward-by-ward voting results from the London Assembly elections are released tomorrow, the music will begin in a game of musical seats for the MPs of Croydon and Sutton. ANDREW PELLING offers this guide to how things might be … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Coulsdon, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, London Assembly, Paul Burstow MP, Purley, Selsdon & Ballards, Tom Brake MP, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon questions: Abigail Lock, Liberal Democrats

Abigail Lock is a former Sutton councillor who is the Liberal Democrats’ candidate for our area at the London Assembly in the elections on May 3. In the latest in our series, she answers Inside Croydon’s questionnaire We have circulated … Continue reading

Posted in Abigail Lock, Brian Paddick, Business, Commuting, Crime, Croydon Greens, Education, Environment, Health, Housing, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayday Hospital, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Policing, Schools, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Brennan retirement signals shift at Sutton Town Hall

ANDREW PELLING reports on significant developments across the borough boundary in Sutton With the political destinies of Sutton and Croydon growing closer with the proposed creation of two hybrid Sutton and Croydon parliamentary seats, it pays to keep abreast of … Continue reading

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Sutton LibDem councillor switches to Labour over incinerator

For the first time since 2006, the Labour party has representation on Sutton Council. John Keys has represented the Beddington North ward as a LibDem councillor since 1998, but has this week opted to change parties because of his concerns … Continue reading

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