Tag Archives: Liberal Democrats

Sutton’s ‘ballistic’ Bolger tries to gag criticism of MIPIM trip

The chief executive of Sutton Council, Niall Bolger, has been accused of “going ballistic” over reports regarding his £30,000 sponsored trip to the MIPIM development conference in the South of France next month. Bolger has taken it upon himself to … Continue reading

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Penny’s cheap jibes may not be welcomed in Carshalton

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the colourful political past of a Tory candidate for next year’s council elections There must be local elections coming up, because some very peculiar wannabe councillors are beginning to crawl out of the woodwork ahead of … Continue reading

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Sutton scraps recycling machine – and wastes £6m-plus

A £4million-worth piece of machinery which was bought to help improve recycling rates in Croydon and across south London has been binned by Sutton Council  – who have managed to incur an additional bill of at least £2million to landfill … Continue reading

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‘Anyone would think Croydon’s got money to burn’

Rows over Big Belly Bins in the Town Hall chamber will prove to be mild diversions when the public realises the massive profits likely to be made by waste and incinerator operators from their contracts with south London councils, as … Continue reading

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LibDem councillor kept directorship secret for nearly 3 years

A Sutton councillor who for nearly three years failed to declare her directorship in a registered business has been let off with just a warning by her Liberal Democrat group leader, Ruth Dombey. Nighat Piracha is a LibDem councillor for … Continue reading

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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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