Tag Archives: Nick Clegg

Croydon hooker manages to come third (with Clare Balding)

Local author Steven Gauge last night had his book, My Life As Hooker, named as the third-best rugby book of the year. That’s surely over-achievement for a book about life with the Warlingham 4th XV, once reckoned to be the … Continue reading

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On the campaign trail: How not to be pictured

Spotted this via Martin Angus. An object lesson in how not to be photographed while out campaigning? Or did Cartwright pose for this knowingly? You decide… All other offerings in a similar vein welcome (we’ve seen some rather awkwardly posed … Continue reading

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Clegg praises Reeves as “an inspiration to a generation”

In his keynote speech to his Liberal Democrats’ annual conference, Nick Clegg spoke with generous praise for Maurice Reeves, the senior member of the family-run Reeves furniture business in Croydon which was nearly destroyed by fire during the 8/8 riots … Continue reading

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Paddick has more answers on policing, Clegg claims

Brian Paddick‘s police experience sets him apart from London Mayor candidates Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone was Nick Clegg’s message on his visit to Croydon on Friday, ANDREW PELLING writes It is a sad commentary on wider, deep-held perceptions of … Continue reading

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Council press officer attends LibDem election photo call

Croydon Council spends at least £660,000 per year of our money on its press office. The council press office is supposed to be there to distribute information about the council services and activities. It is supposed to be strictly neutral … Continue reading

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It’s scrum time for Ken, Boris… and for Brian Paddick

STEVEN GAUGE is a former Croydon council LibDem candidate who helped run Nick Clegg‘s election campaign in 2010. Now he is working on the 2012 London Assembly elections, in between getting in a ruck with what was once Surrey’s second-worst … Continue reading

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More scepticism about the role of the riots’ non-inquiry inquiry

All right, so it is in The Grauniad, the must-have accessory of every left-leaning commuter on the 8.16 from East Croydon. But a piece by Alison Benjamin in yesterday’s Society section (yes, the one with all the local government jobs … Continue reading

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Brake looking determined to find support in Croydon

As he sits on board a narrowboat, wearing his sandals, stroking his beard and with a copy of the Guardian by his side,  STEVEN GAUGE, right, the former Croydon parliamentary candidate who helped run Nick Clegg’s election tour last year, … Continue reading

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Sticking together is easier said than done for Clegg & Co

As the Sunday newspapers and TV commentators complete their post mortems of Thursday’s referendum and local elections, one thing is abundantly clear: any campaign backed by the Daily Mail and Murdoch news machine, plus vast amounts of Conservative party cash, … Continue reading

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