Tag Archives: Peter Staveley

As Momentum mobilises, Barwell has a fight on his hands

With the General Election campaigning getting underway once more, political editor WALTER CRONXITE finds that the Tory incumbent is right to be behaving as if he faces a real threat to his political career The larger political parties are getting … Continue reading

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Umunna gets the call as ‘special guest’ to pep up Reed’s rally

WALTER CRONXITE on the snail-like progress of Labour’s selection process, UKIP’s choice of Barwell’s bouncer as a General Election candidate, and news from neighbouring constituencies Nearly five years since he was selected as Labour’s candidate in the very safe seat … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Croydon North, Croydon South, Kathleen Garner, Lambeth Council, Michael Swadling, Paul Scully MP, Peter Staveley, Steve Reed MP, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

UKIP supporters to face demands for legal costs from council

Croydon Council has begun legal proceedings against a UKIP-dominated group which has refused to return thousands of pounds in an unspent grant. Council officials have decided to pursue the group’s committee members for the costs incurred for recovering that money. … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Julie Belvir, Nathan Elvery, Peter Staveley | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Council CEO: ‘Time for debate is over. Give us our cash back’

The borough’s elected councillors were advised not to attend the annual meeting of the Croydon Communities [sic] Consortium last month because of a possible legal dispute for the recovery of thousands of pounds of public money. The CCC has been … Continue reading

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Croydon faces a long night of election counts and re-counts

After the longest election campaign in British history, with millions spent on red, blue and purple posters, it’s still too close to call. Nationally and, as WALTER CRONXITE reports, here in Croydon’s very own marginal battleground seat Pay your money, … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Business, Croydon Central, Esther Sutton, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Peter Staveley, Sarah Jones MP, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UKIP candidate confirms he’s running a ‘soft’ campaign

UKIP’s candidate in Croydon Central has confirmed that he is running a subdued election campaign, and claims it does not matter whether Gavin Barwell or Sarah Jones wins the seat in next week’s General Election. According to Peter Staveley, both … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Peter Staveley, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Barwell banking on Blukip pact as election gap narrows

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a late development in the marginal Croydon Central seat which could prove a game-changer Gavin Barwell’s political career could depend on a pact with the local UKIP candidate, as Blukip comes to Croydon. There’s been suspicions … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Addiscombe West, Ashburton, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Farage supporters told to refund £5,000 council grant

Croydon Council has ordered the return of thousands of pounds of public cash which was awarded to a “community” organisation which has been taken over by a group of UKIP members and supporters of Nigel Farage’s party. A grant of … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Community associations, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Peter Staveley, Sanderstead | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

UKIP make ‘crass’ member chairman of Croydon North branch

UKIP in Croydon, who caused widespread disgust when three of its members lodged the call for the Selhurst ward by-election before the funeral of former councillor Gerry Ryan, have rewarded one of those who created the outrage by making him … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon North, David Wood, Gerry Ryan, Peter Staveley, Selhurst, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Date set for Winston McKenzie to fight for his UKIP future

A showdown over the future of UKIP as an organised political party in Croydon will take place next week, with an extraordinary general meeting (another one) of the shambolic Lambeth and Croydon North branch. The Lambeth and Croydon North branch … Continue reading

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Staveley tells Kippers he’s ‘very upset’ over Selhurst

Peter Staveley, the UKIP parliamentary candidate in Croydon Central and the chairman of the only UKIP branch still regarded by their own party as competent to operate in the borough, has issued a furious email to his local colleagues over … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Gavin Barwell, Peter Staveley, Selhurst, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

UKIP candidate given job by council-backed ‘talking shop’

The Croydon Communities [sic] Consortium, which received a £5,000 grant from the then Tory-run Croydon Council to stage “apolitical” meetings, has appointed the leader of a local branch of UKIP as its new deputy chairman. This appointment follows the previous … Continue reading

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‘I was singled out and heckled. I was the only black man there’

When GLEN HART attended a meeting of what is supposed to be a council-funded community group, he was abused for daring to ask questions. But he was even more shocked when he saw that he was the only black man … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Community associations, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Peter Staveley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Another Tory blunder as they sign UKIP campaigner as member

Massive embarrassment for Croydon’s Conservatives – another one following #WadGate – as one of their Coulsdon councillors had to be told that one of his own local Tory party members is not only on the membership list for their political … Continue reading

Posted in Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Mario Creatura, Parking, Peter Staveley, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Get streets clean, not selling T-shirts, would be a good start

THE FIRST 100 DAYS: Tomorrow is the landmark date since Labour took over from the Tories at Croydon Town Hall. The Conservatives credited UKIP with influencing the local election, though the “fourth party” failed to gain a single council seat. … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Nathan Elvery, Peter Staveley, Refuse collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour looking vulnerable to Barwell’s Addiscombe push

VOTE 2014: In our latest profile of the battleground wards for the May 22 Town Hall elections, WALTER CRONXITE sifts through the signs of what could be one of the closest of contests – Addiscombe Whatever the council election results … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe West, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Mark Watson, Patricia Hay-Justice, Peter Staveley, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Time to close Croydon Council’s Private Members’ Club

Reduce the number of councillors in Croydon Town Hall and save at least £1m over four years, Inside Croydon suggested this week. DAVID ASTON, candidate in Ashburton for UKIP, here says it is wrong for part-time  councillors to be paid … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Addiscombe West, Ashburton, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Peter Staveley | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

100 days to go: UKIP names its Town Hall election candidates

With 100 days to go until Croydon’s local elections on May 22, UKIP has revealed the names of 17 candidates for wards in Croydon Central and South. UKIP has never had a councillor elected to Croydon Council, but 2014 may … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, 2014 council elections, Addiscombe West, Ashburton, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Fairfield, Fieldway, Heathfield, Kenley, New Addington, Purley, Sanderstead, Selsdon & Ballards, Shirley, South Croydon, Waddon, Winston McKenzie, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments