Tag Archives: Steve Reed MP

MP Reed takes aim at ‘irresponsible’ shop selling air guns

Croydon North MP Steve Reed has fired off letters to the police and the Home Secretary to complain after a pawnbrokers in Norbury started displaying air rifles and other guns in its window. Reed called the Cash Exchange shop on … Continue reading

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Tories snub report on Croydon’s rubbish reputation

Croydon Council should dump its £10 charge to residents for removing bulky items of waste; there’s a need to return to weekly bin collections; it should ensure regular jet-washing of the streets; and more enforcement action against fly tippers is … Continue reading

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Steve Reed MP: Regeneration needed beyond the town centre

In his exclusive column for Inside Croydon, STEVE REED reports on how community groups are essential to ensure proper and sustainable regeneration in their neighbourhoods People for Portland Road, a community organisation in South Norwood, organised a public meeting last Saturday to … Continue reading

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Reed victory sends danger signals to Croydon Tories for 2014

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There was a reason for Steve Reed’s campaign to focus so much on the state of our streets. It was because Labour are planning to clean-up at the next council elections, say ANDREW PELLING Eddy Arram, the neutral … Continue reading

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Croydon North by-election: Reed wins with 65% vote share

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A week’s a very long time in politics for unbriefed Jasper

By Steven Downes, Editor, InsideCroydon.com Lee Jasper, after admitting that he has been using fake Twitter accounts to boost his by-election campaign, showed today that if elected as an MP he could struggle to keep pace with the volume of … Continue reading

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Reed’s regeneration record leaves Vauxhall cross

Steve Reed, Labour’s candidate for Thursday’s Croydon North  by-election, wants to be judged on his record in Lambeth. SEAN CREIGHTON talks to community groups about the council leader’s job creation claims A key claim in Steve Reed’s campaign to be … Continue reading

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“Never knowingly understood”? Realities of a co-op council

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Last Wednesday, while Croydon Council was handing over its libraries to Laings, up the A23 at Brixton Town Hall, Lambeth Council was making an equally significant decision. SEAN CREIGHTON looks at the work done over the borough boundary … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Boris Johnson, Charity, Church and religions, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Greenwich Leisure, Housing, John Laing Integrated Services, Lambeth Council, Libraries, London-wide issues, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

91 police taken off Croydon’s streets claims Miliband

Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour party, visited Croydon this morning and accused the Conservatives of leaving residents at risk by taking 91 police officers off the beat in the borough – all despite the 2011 riots. Miliband is … Continue reading

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BRIT School pupil produces election campaign film

In the interests of balance, as we have already provided a link to the Tory-free zone that is the Conservative candidate’s video, here is the campaign video for Steve Reed, Labour’s candidate at the Croydon North by-election on November 29.

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Reed’s challenge letter “reveals flaws in his candidacy”

After having run a near flawless campaign thus far, Labour’s Steve Reed has managed to score two own goals ahead of the Croydon North by-election on November 29. The Conservatives’ campaign manager Gavin Barwell – presumably still drawing his parliamentary … Continue reading

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Election questions: Steve Reed, Labour (special edition)

QUESTIONNAIRE UPDATE: Tuesday 7pm If Steve Reed is fortunate enough to find himself elected by the people of Croydon North, and is ever promoted through the Labour ranks to a position of responsibility that sees him, say, called in to … Continue reading

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Has Tory campaign taken a leaf out of Lynton Crosby’s book?

CAMPAIGN CATCH-UP: Into the final fortnight of the Croydon North by-election, and things are starting to get a little bit nasty. Earlier today, UKIP blew the “dog-whistle” on gay marriage and religion with a visit from the party leader, Nigel … Continue reading

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UKIP’s Farage to campaign in Croydon against gay marriage

Nigel Farage , the leader of the UK Independence Party, is bringing further controversy to the Croydon North by-election, visiting the constituency this morning to support his candidate’s ailing campaign and specifically backing Winston McKenzie‘s remarks made in opposition to … Continue reading

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Bookmakers rate Respect as by-election second favourite

The bookmakers have made Respect’s Lee Jasper joint second favourite to win the Croydon North by-election, along with Andy Stranack, the Conservative candidate, underlining the view that the battle for votes is wide open behind hot favourite Steve Reed. Reed, … Continue reading

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What a picture: Reed campaign’s photographic memories

CAMPAIGN CATCH-UP: Another day, another photo-call. Politics, 2012 style, demands that election candidates are high-profile and seen in as many favourable situations as possible. So it is that Steve Reed, the Labour candidate for Croydon North, seems to have posed … Continue reading

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Ken’s Croydon visit sees the “two-horse race” run again

Any hopes that Lee Jasper might have had that his former boss, Ken Livingstone, would back his campaign for election to parliament as the Respect candidate in Croydon North look set to be dashed on Wednesday morning. Livingstone, the former … Continue reading

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UKIP’s McKenzie angered over anti-gay comments on Twitter

Winston McKenzie, the UKIP candidate for the Croydon North by-election, says he is to investigate controversial homophobic comments that appeared apparently from him on the Twitter account @voteWinston. McKenzie today told Inside Croydon that he was “really fed up” with … Continue reading

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Galloway and Barwell seize upon Reed’s one-vote victory

Steve Reed today offered “a new vision for Croydon” to win selection as the Labour party candidate for Croydon North. But the Lambeth Council leader’s selection, reportedly by a single vote from Valerie Shawcross after second preferences were included, represents … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Andrew Stranack, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Gavin Barwell, Lambeth Council, Lee Jasper, London Assembly, Malcolm Wicks MP, Mike Fisher, Steve Reed MP, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Reed bends with the wind as he seeks selection in Croydon

Steve Reed divides opinions. He thinks he’s great. Others who have had to deal with the leader of Lambeth Council tend to disagree. “He’s more Blairite than Tony Blair,” was one of the more polite views aired when Reed announced … Continue reading

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Lambeth leader Reed puts himself forward for Croydon North

Labour’s “long list” of applicants to stand as a candidate in the Croydon North by-election includes the leader of Lambeth Council, Steve Reed. Reed, a Brixton Hill councillor who lives in Streatham, has led Lambeth Council since 2006. He is … Continue reading

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