Tag Archives: Sian Berry

It’s time to vote for someone who ‘gets’ the climate emergency

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Worried about flooding locally, and climate change globally? PETER UNDERWOOD, pictured right, a Green Party candidate, says that these issues should be a central in the London Assembly elections Families and businesses are yet again being left to … Continue reading

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Posted in 2020 London elections, Caroline Russell, Croydon Greens, Environment, Extinction Rebellion, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Peter Underwood, Sadiq Khan, Sian Berry, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mayor Khan facing ‘the most fragmented Assembly ever’

Like last month’s European elections, the London Mayor and Assembly votes in May 2020 will be conducted using a form of proportional representation. As WALTER CRONXITE reports, based on the Euro poll, that could cause even further discomfort for Croydion’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 London elections, Charlie Mansell, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Neil Garratt, Sadiq Khan, Shaun Bailey, Sutton Council, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Underwood named on Greens shortlist for London Mayor

Peter Underwood, a regular on the ballot paper at local and parliamentary elections in Croydon, has made it on to the Green Party’s shortlist of candidates for selection to stand for Mayor of London in 2020. The Greens pride themselves … Continue reading

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Mayor accused of ‘cooking the books’ on affordable homes

BARRATT HOLMES, our house-price-bubble-might-be-about-to-burst correspondent, reports on the suggestion that City Hall might have been massaging the house-building figures A London Assembly report says that the Greater London Authority, under Mayor Sadiq Khan, only just hit its target for the … Continue reading

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Croydon missing ‘affordable’ housing target by 1,400 homes

Since 2016, less than half of the number of affordable homes have been delivered by developers in Croydon than are required under the Mayor of London’s 40 per cent planning policy targets. That’s according to research carried out by Green … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon Council, Housing, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Sian Berry, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Mayor hands residents power of veto over estate developments

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on a U-turn by the Mayor of London that comes complete with a bundle of questions Residents’ groups across the borough, and their lawyers, will be poring over the details of a policy change by … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Housing, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Sadiq Khan, Sian Berry, Tom Copley | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

London lost 3,620 council homes in one year, figures show

There are fewer council homes in London than there were in 2016. That’s according to figures provided at City Hall, based on the Government’s annual update for housing stock for the capital. There’s no breakdown (yet) for housing numbers by … Continue reading

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Two-thirds of Londoners back ballots on redevelopment

A survey published today has found that nearly two-thirds of Londoners expect to be balloted on whether their homes are subjected to redevelopment. The survey, conducted by YouGov, was commissioned by London Assembly Member Sian Berry. It found that 64 … Continue reading

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More questions than answers as Mayor ducks burning issue

JONNY BROGDALE reports on an unsatisfactory exercise organised by City Hall that was more about justification than any real accountability The People’s Question Time session with London Mayor Sadiq Khan, staged in Carshalton on Thursday night, offered a couple of … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Jessica Crowe, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Nick Mattey, Policing, Ruth Dombey, Sadiq Khan, Sian Berry, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council, TfL, Tim Crowley, Tramlink, Transport, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Greens’ Berry seeks views on ‘crisis’ in private rental sector

Sian Berry, the Green Party London Assembly Member, has launched a survey to find out more about the problems faced by London’s 2.3 million private renters. The short survey asks about problems with costs, contracts and letting agents, maintenance and … Continue reading

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O’Connell squeezed as Greens and LibDems go tactical

With two days to go until the London elections, and “Silent Steve” O’Connell, the London Assembly Member for Sutton and Croydon, has found himself in a double squeeze which could see him kicked off the City Hall gravy train where … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Marina Ahmad, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Sian Berry, Steve O'Connell, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Sutton councillor turns Green, but stays independent

The £1 billion South London incinerator, which is being constructed for operators Viridor at Beddington Lane, is fast becoming a hot issue of the City Hall elections, with political parties and candidates fighting each other to condemn the costly scheme … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, 2018 council elections, Croydon Greens, Environment, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Marina Ahmad, Mayor of London, Refuse collection, Sadiq Khan, Shasha Khan, Sian Berry, Waste incinerator, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

#BackZacAndCrack shown two red cards by Generation Rent

One of the advantages of social media is the publication by various interest groups – from lobbyists and charities through to estate agents – of infographics, snappy illustrations of news. Like this one, from Generation Rent, published today on the … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Caroline Pidgeon, Housing, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Sian Berry, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Suspicious Viridor put up smokescreen at incinerator site

They are building an industrial-scale incinerator on a site close by what was officially designated Metropolitan Open Land, a status which implies some sort of public access. And over the next 25 years, they expect to be paid £1 billion … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Boris Johnson, Croydon Greens, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Refuse collection, Sadiq Khan, Shasha Khan, Sian Berry, Waste incinerator, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Green Berry promises an end to City Hall vanity projects

Sian Berry, the Green Party’s candidate for London Mayor, on a visit to Upper Norwood on Friday, pledged to make City Hall drop its grand projects, and set-up a unit to support community trusts trying to run Crystal Palace Park … Continue reading

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Green Berry could hold balance in race for London Mayor

Sian Berry could be the model political candidate. Today, the Green Party’s candidate for London Mayor has declared that she would withdraw nearly £650,000 of City Hall funding from London Fashion Week if the organisers do not reform their use … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2016 London elections, Caroline Pidgeon, Croydon Greens, Darren Johnson, Environment, Housing, Jenny Jones, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sian Berry, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment