Tag Archives: Steve Reed OBE

Labour gives Jones chance of rematch against MP Barwell

WALTER CRONXITE on Croydon’s early runners and riders in the 2017 General Election stakes Sarah Jones, the Labour Party candidate who two years ago came within 165 votes of unseating Tory Gavin Barwell in Croydon Central, has been told by … Continue reading

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Definitely, Maybe: General Election is a boost for Barwell

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the likely local consequences of this morning’s announcement of a General Election on June 8 Croydon Central, which has been a marginal parliamentary seat for 30 years, where gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell was returned in 2015 with … Continue reading

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Steve Reed OBE to become the next editor of Inside Croydon

Steve Reed OBE, the former deputy chair of Progress and, since 2012, the MP for Croydon North/Lambeth South [delete to taste] is to be the new editor of Inside Croydon, it has been announced today. The former leader of Lambeth … Continue reading

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Anger at planning committee as Scott sways Purley vote

Another week, and another group of residents outraged at the way the council is overdeveloping their neighbourhood. Another week, and yet more complaints about the bombastic conduct of the chair of the council’s planning committee, Paul Scott, as he drives … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick angers more residents with latest ‘ugly’ plans

One of central Croydon’s few remaining Georgian buildings of note is under threat of being overshadowed by one of the latest pieces of “in-fill” overdevelopment by the council’s profit-hungry private housing company, Brick by Brick. The council-backed developers are even … Continue reading

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Coulsdon’s ranty councillor gets a mention in parliament

Fame at last for James Thompson, the ranting Tory councillor from Coulsdon East, whose social media activity even got him mentioned in the House of Commons today. Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Croydon North/Lambeth South [delete to distaste] referred … Continue reading

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Delay over Upper Norwood Library transfer raises worries

The future of a library which has served thousands of Croydon residents for more than a century has been thrown into renewed uncertainty, with doubts over the funding for Upper Norwood Library after next year, and with the proposed transfer … Continue reading

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