Tag Archives: Politics

The Croydon Mayor who always had a smile and kind word

KAREN JEWITT pays tribute to former Croydon Mayor Wally Garratt, who has died this week When I first came on the council, Wally Garratt was my friend and guardian and fellow colleague in the Labour Party. Wally, who served as … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Croydon Council, Karen Jewitt, Pat Clouder, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prem Goyal: “The All People’s Party is not about me”

PREM GOYAL, left, the ex-donor to the Labour party in south London and now the founder of the All People’s Party, responds to yesterday’s column from James Gill James is entitled to his opinion. We all pursue different initiatives from … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Community associations | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Former councillor Peter Champion has died

Peter Champion, a councillor for Whitehorse Manor ward from 1990 to 1998 and an Alderman of the London Borough of Croydon, died on Monday.

Posted in Croydon Council, Selhurst, Toni Letts | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Croydon Central open primary: Kusum Parashar

Kusum Parashar is a Southall resident and a former adult education lecturer. Active in Labour’s successful targeting of Ealing’s diverse communities, Parashar emphasises what she sees as Ed Miliband’s green credentials. “I am standing for worker’s rights in getting a … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon Central open primary: Katherine McGuirk

Unite union member Katherine McGuirk is a strong candidate with two decades of experience as a senior local councillor in Barnet, working as a researcher for Labour MPs in parliament and a “real life” extended career in retail at John … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UKIP’s solution on hot local issues? Hold a vote on them

Is there a better way? PETER STAVELEY, a UKIP candidate at next year’s Croydon Council elections, says his party would stage a public vote on important issues such as the incinerator When the controversial proposal for an incinerator at Beddington … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe West, Peter Staveley, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Croydon gang culture brought to the Town Hall chamber

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Town Hall meetings have become notorious for generating more heat than light, especially on matters of greatest importance tothe borough. SUSAN OLIVER says councillors must clean up their act When the council’s budget meeting was broadcast on Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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

Posted in 2012 by-election, Croydon North | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Greens call for Croydon residents to act now on incinerator

The local Green party is calling on Croydon and Sutton residents to ensure that they take part in the consultation process for the Beddington Lane incinerator, with the deadline for objections to be submitted next Tuesday, September 18.

Posted in Broad Green, Clare Hilley, Croydon Greens, Environment, London-wide issues, Simon Hoar, Sutton Council, Tony Harris, Waddon, Waste incinerator, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Miliband visits Croydon to back Livingstone for Mayor

There will be no incinerator at Beddington Lane if Ken Livingstone is elected Mayor of London in May. As first suggested by Inside Croydon a week ago, the policy announcement was made by Livingstone this morning when he came to … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Commuting, Croydon Central, East Croydon, Ken Livingstone, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Louisa Woodley, Mayor of London, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments