Tag Archives: Member of parliament

Planning chair Scott uses election to gag objections from MP

Brick by Brick is concreting over the borough, block by block, and one senior councillor is not going to let anyone get in the way of the council’s housing company. But as BARRATT HOLMES reports, the council’s affordable homes target … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Housing, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon BID cancels election hustings after Manchester bomb

An election debate for Croydon Central, due to be staged tonight by the town centre’s Business Improvement District, has been cancelled following last night’s horrific bombing in Manchester. At least 22 were killed, including several children, and another 50 were … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Croydon BID, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

#WadGate II, the sequel: Tory Fisher hasn’t paid back a penny

Three years on from #WadGate, the Town Hall allowances scandal which brought down the leader of the Croydon Conservatives, and Mike Fisher has not paid back a penny of the public money that he paid himself secretly in his final … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell, Mike Fisher | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sutton councillor takes on LibDem Brake over incinerator

Tom Brake, the only London LibDem MP to retain his seat at the last General Election following five years as a Tory enabler in the coalition, is to have an extra challenge in his Carshalton and Wallington constituency on June … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Environment, Nick Mattey, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Definitely, Maybe: General Election is a boost for Barwell

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the likely local consequences of this morning’s announcement of a General Election on June 8 Croydon Central, which has been a marginal parliamentary seat for 30 years, where gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell was returned in 2015 with … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell, Gill Hickson, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Barwell White Paper undermines £270m council homes scheme

BARRATT HOLMES finds that the government’s housing policies include a measure which goes against Treasury advice and may deter local authorities such as Croydon from building The housing White Paper, introduced yesterday by Croydon Central Tory MP Gavin Barwell, could … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell, Jo Negrini, Planning, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

MP Philp’s no strike rail plan reaches the bellend of the line

Chris Philp, the Tory MP for Croydon South, has been slapped down by No10 Downing Street today over what a spokesman for his own Conservative Prime Minister described as an “unhelpful” intervention in the Southern Railways industrial dispute, just as … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Commuting, Croydon South, East Croydon, Gavin Barwell, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments