Tag Archives: Paul Burstow

Bad day for LibDems in Sutton – and for St Helier Hospital

Stephen Fenwick, a councillor in Sutton, was forced to resign as a Liberal Democrat yesterday after pleading guilty in court to racially aggravated assault. Fenwick was given a conditional discharge and a fine, after admitting a drink-fuelled rant in a … Continue reading

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Sutton’s LibDem MPs face election defeat, says pundit

The LibDems in Sutton could be facing a Bluewash at the 2015 General Election, and may lose both the borough’s MPs, the “charismatically challenged” Tom Brake, the deputy leader of the House in the ConDem Government, and the former health minister … Continue reading

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Noted: How our local MPs voted to oppose food bank motion

On Wednesday, in the House of Commons, the Labour party put forward a motion that called for the government to look into the use of food banks in Britain. The number of people – many of them hard-working families – … Continue reading

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Mayday! Mayday! Croydon hospital among the country’s worst

Well, if you weren’t gloomy enough about life in Croydon already, as shown by the Prime Minister’s “happiness index” published yesterday, today’s news about the standards of our country’s hospitals, and Mayday in particular, will really cheer you up. Not. … Continue reading

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Ashes to ashes: Only Boris can stop Viridor incinerator now

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Did Sutton’s LibDems last night grant planning permission to Viridor for its £1bn incinerator project at Beddington Lane just so that someone else could make the tough decision to block it? Contributing editor ANDREW PELLING says that nothing … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Business, Croydon Greens, Environment, Health, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Paul Burstow MP, Planning, Simon Hoar, St Helier Hospital, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Stonecot by-election offers LibDems chance of cheer

A local judgement on Gideon Osborne’s Autumn Statement will come tomorrow in Stonecot ward in Sutton, as they go to the polls in a by-election to replace an outgoing LibDem councillor. The Osborne Budget in the spring brought a litany … Continue reading

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St Helier decision puts Sutton MP Burstow on the spot

CROYDON COMMENTARY: An MP for neighbouring Sutton got a most unwelcome birthday present yesterday, with the announcement of proposed closure to the Accident and Emergency and the maternity departments of St Helier Hospital. Here, ANDREW PELLING says that ConDem cuts … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Gavin Barwell, Health, Mayday Hospital, Mayor of London, Paul Burstow MP, St Helier Hospital, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments