Tag Archives: Liberal Democrats

Viridor incinerator doomed to be our Splott on the landscape

“PFI is distorting the decision-making process because big incinerator plants are more attractive to investors than small-scale recycling projects.” That was Tom Brake, speaking in 2001, when he was the LibDems’ environment spokesman. Then, the Carshalton and Wallington MP described … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2018 council elections, Croydon Council, Environment, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Tom Brake MP, Tony Newman, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

LibDems applaud Dombey for knowing nothing about fraud

Liberal Democrat councillors at a Sutton Council meeting applauded their leader, Ruth Dombey, after she admitted that she had no idea that one of her councillors had been defrauding a council-funded charity of thousands of pounds – even though her … Continue reading

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Norbury’s constituency move helps to spell end for McDonagh

WALTER CRONXITE, in a final review of the Boundary Commissioners’ review, lays out the extraordinary lengths undertaken to squeeze out of existence a Labour-held seat in south-west London If any further proof was needed to demonstrate that the Tories are … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 General Election, Merton, Norbury, Outside Croydon, Siobhain McDonagh MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Brake Escape: Sutton unscathed by Boundary Commission

WALTER CRONXITE on the wider ramifications of the Boundary Commission’s somewhat gentle realignment Sutton’s parliamentary seats So excited was London’s last remaining LibDem MP last night that he – or one of his over-eager aides – broke the strict embargo … Continue reading

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Mum’s the word: LibDem fraudster’s link with council leader

Ruth Dombey, the leader of Sutton Council, is facing further questions over how much she knew, and when, about the fraud case involving a charity serving local old people which led to the resignation of one of her fellow Liberal … Continue reading

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Borough boundary changes set up councillor re-selections

The political map of Croydon is about to be re-drawn – literally – over the next few weeks. And key changes to the number of borough councillors and the lay-out of the borough’s wards could deal a serious reverse to … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Bensham Manor, Broad Green, Chris Philp MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dombey and chums cover-up donations for non-existent charity

More trouble with “news management issues” for Ruth Dombey, the LibDem leader of Sutton Council, and Niall Bolger, the borough’s chief executive, after they have been accused of covering up how thousands of pounds donated by residents to the Mayor’s … Continue reading

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