Tag Archives: Liberal Democrats

Labour’s attempt at beating the boundaries could back-fire

WALTER CRONXITE reports on one version of the borough’s political map which may not deliver all that council leader Tony Newman imagined If council leader Tony Newman’s intention was to gerrymander a new set of council wards to secure Croydon … Continue reading

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Blairites in Carshalton forced to take down Twitter account

The internecine battles within Labour appear to be continuing, at least in this corner of south London, forcing the shutting down of one constituency party’s Twitter feed after whoever was controlling its social media went rogue this week. And there’s … Continue reading

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Sutton LibDems back incinerator operator’s £1m hush fund

A Liberal Democrat councillor who is supposed to represent the ward which will be worst hit by the environmental disaster which is the Viridor incinerator in Beddington has taken up a role on an awards panel that will be handing … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Environment, Nick Mattey, Refuse collection, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Commission finds Sutton elderly charity failed to report thefts

An investigation by the Charity Commission has found that Sutton Liberal Democrats may have been involved in preventing a prompt report to the police of serious concerns about the financial affairs of a local charity for the elderly. The Commission’s … Continue reading

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After £1m discount on lease, charity now wants council loan

A year after LibDem-controlled Sutton Council agreed to hand over a piece of public property at a generous £1 million discount to a charity of which LibDem MP Tom Brake is a trustee, and renovation work has yet to start … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Environment, Outside Croydon, Property, Sutton Council, Tim Crowley, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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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