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London Minister Philp to hold urgent meeting on SPAC Nation

Chris Philp, the Conservative MP for Croydon South and the government’s Minister for London, is to hold an urgent meeting over the activities of the controversial cult-like church SPAC Nation with Steve Reed, Labour’s Croydon North MP. Top of the … Continue reading

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Posted in Charity, Children's Services, Chris Philp MP, Church and religions, Crime, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Ex-Tory minister has no policies, but says he’ll listen if Mayor

There are elections coming up, again, and in Croydon this week was the newest candidate to be London Mayor. RORY KELLY went to hear what Rory Stewart had to offer Rory Stewart, the former Conservative government minister and now an … Continue reading

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Scott’s election own goal as Tories seize on Green Belt plans

Our Town Hall correspondent, KEN LEE, reports on how local council planning issues have become a key campaign matter for the General Election The Tories have put Labour councillor Paul Scott’s electorally toxic plans to build on Croydon’s Green Belt … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Alison Butler, Anna Jones, Brick by Brick, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon parks, Croydon South, Duppas Hill Park, Environment, Mario Creatura, Olga Fitzroy, Paul Scott, Planning, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Labour looking strong as freezing polling day approaches

As we enter the final week of the General Election campaign, political editor WALTER CRONXITE gets a guide on the likely results from the pollsters and the bookmakers Next Thursday’s polling day for the General Election is predicted to have … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Anna Jones, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Donald Ekekhomen, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Olga Fitzroy, Paul Scott, Planning, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

You can question the election candidates in our virtual hustings

For the General Election, we are doing something different: Inside Croydon is staging Croydon’s first ever virtual hustings. And you can be part of it. Through our Under The Flyover podcasts, we’ll be interviewing a selection of the candidates across … Continue reading

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People and events will decide what this election is about

ELECTION COMMENTARY: The publication this week of the Labour and Conservative Party manifestos could see the narrative of the campaign change significantly. And as JOHN BRAGGINS, a former campaign adviser to Tony Blair, discovers, the LibDems could win seats in … Continue reading

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SPAC-backing Tory campaigned on Remembrance Sunday

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest, and late, entry to the Croydon General Election campaign After much dither and delay, and some serious second thoughts among local Tories, the Conservatives have finally got round to announcing the name … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Croydon North, Donald Ekekhomen, Mario Creatura, Steve Reed MP, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Empty promises and puppet candidates shape Fairfield vote

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, crunches the numbers ahead of the next Croydon polling day Labour look to be on course to win the election. No, not the Christmas General Election which Prime Minister Boris Johnson may or may not … Continue reading

Posted in Caragh Skipper, Croydon Central, Esther Sutton, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Jose Joseph, Mary Croos, Niro Sirisena, Sarah Jones MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Creatura Files (Pt 1): Tories breaking data laws (again)

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reveals the damning verdict of an official investigation into misuse of Croydon residents’ personal data by Mario Creatura, the Coulsdon Conservative councillor who is so desperate to become an MP that he’s been breaking the law … Continue reading

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Residents gather to bring an end to ‘Tony and his cronies’

Our political correspondent WALTER CRONXITE reports that moves to have Tony Newman replaced by a more accountable, directly elected Mayor, are gathering pace Tony Newman’s having a mayor. Around 60 people turned up at Christchurch, Purley, last night for the … Continue reading

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Tory leadership rivals express contempt for Barwell’s team

It would appear that no matter how hard Gavin Barwell and his Croydon cronies try to polish up their CVs after their disastrous couple of years at the heart of one of the most incompetent governments in this country’s long … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Jason Cummings, Mario Creatura, Nero Ughwujabo | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Can Labour and Tories stop ‘The Peterborough Effect’ here?

After a week to let the dust settle and some of the implications of the voting sink in, our resident psephologist WALTER CRONXITE crunches more numbers from the European elections and discovers that two of the borough’s sitting MPs have … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 European elections, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Mario Creatura, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

MP Philp quits Tory job to back outsider Javid for leader

Today truly marks the end of May… Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on how the local Conservative MP has placed his cards on the table in a gamble with his Commons career Chris Philp, Croydon South’s Tory MP, has resigned … Continue reading

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Croydon Tories’ vote collapses in Euro election meltdown

Perhaps ‘Bollocks to Brexit’ is not such a bad campaign slogan after all. Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE crunches the numbers from last night’s European declarations across London, where only UKIP’s Gerard Batten was a bigger loser than the Conservatives … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 European elections, Addiscombe East, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Gavin Barwell, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mario Creatura, Mayor of London, New Addington, Sadiq Khan, Sarah Jones MP, Shaun Bailey, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Barwell’s parliamentary credit card was suspended 3 times

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on the perfectly reasonable suggestion that ‘if MPs can’t deal with this rather narrow sphere of finances, why should we trust them in dealing with the nation’s finances?’ An already bleak week for Gavin Barwell … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

PM’s chief of staff helps to lose Tory council seat in Woking

Oh dear. With friends like these… Gavin Barwell, as Inside Croydon’s loyal reader will know, is the former MP for Croydon Central. After writing the book How To Lose A Marginal Seat, Barwell duly lost his parliamentary seat in 2017. … Continue reading

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MP holds urgent Westfield meetings with Chancellor and Mayor

Our retailing correspondent, MT WALLETTE, hears Sarah Jones spouting the developers’ platitudes, while the council leader has so far failed to publish the full contents of a letter of assurance from the Croydon Partners Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Central, Debenhams, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Sarah Jones MP, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

‘Scout master’ Bazza gets elected, but fails to create a buzz

Our Sutton reporter, BERTIE WORCESTER-PARK, on a council by-election where all the political parties did poorly Sutton’s LibDems, and their candidate with a record of serial business failures, duly retained the Wallington North council seat in yesterday’s council by-election, but … Continue reading

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Prime Minister agrees to quit – How your MP voted on Brexit

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how jobless figures in Croydon might increase by three, but perhaps not for a little time yet So, has Brexit become Texit? After last night’s performance at Westminster’s Palace of Varieties, where Theresa May, the … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

By-election rivals say LibDem candidate unfit for public office

CARL SHILTON reports on the cross-party condemnations for a council by-election candidate who has overseen failed businesses that have left multi-million-pound debts Barry Lewis, the choice of Sutton’s Liberal Democrats to be parachuted in to Wallington North for the council … Continue reading

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Croydon Tories are getting ready for snap General Election

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE takes a look ahead into the uncertain territory of the next few months for the borough’s MPs Here’s the bad news for any Croydon residents who might hope that their local councillors would do more than, … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, 2018 council elections, 2020 London elections, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tory Creatura and Croydon’s nightmare before Christmas

WALTER CRONXITE reports on signs that at least one political party in the borough is gearing itself up for a General Election (yep, another one) Members of Croydon’s Conservative Party will meet tonight to choose a candidate to contest the … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 London elections, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Joseph Lee, London Assembly, Mario Creatura, Sarah Jones MP, Simon Hoar, Sutton Council, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

LibDems’ Mayoral candidate shows that Khan is a shoo-in

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest low-powered London election selection London’s Liberal Democrats are gathering in a phone box in Canary Wharf this morning for their annual conference, where their candidate for Mayor in  2020, Siobhan Benita, will give her first … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 London elections, Brian Paddick, Caroline Pidgeon, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Shaun Bailey | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Barwell’s role in Brexit sees him rejected by Beckenham Tories

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE suggests that Brexit may have sunk the prospects of another career politician Prospects for Gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell to return to the House of Commons as an MP appear to be as ruined a the credibility of … Continue reading

Posted in Bromley Council, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mario Creatura, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Government has withheld funding for new tram safety body

Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones has discovered that the Tory Government has delayed releasing funds to establish a tram safety body, two years after the tram crash which killed seven people and injured 62 others at Sandilands tram stop. The … Continue reading

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