Tag Archives: Steve Reed

Shapps sends an SOS for Barwell: Save Our Salaries

HAS GAV GIVEN UP (Part 94): Not so much a straw in the wind. More an entire bale of hay that shows the Conservatives are very worried for the fate of their former Tory HQ wonk, Gavin Barwell, as last … Continue reading

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Posted in 2015 General Election, Addiscombe West, Ashburton, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

UKIP’s Winston McKenzie snubbed over charity debate

Winston McKenzie, the controversial UKIP parliamentary candidate for Croydon North, has been snubbed for a televised debate on foreign aid being staged in Thornton Heath later this week. The debate is organised by a Sri Lankan children’s charity, and the … Continue reading

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Two UKIP candidates sign McKenzie no confidence motion

Two UKIP parliamentary candidates have put their names to a motion of no confidence in Winston McKenzie standing for the party at the General Election in May. Gaffe-prone McKenzie, the “Chump from the Dump”, was suspended as chairman of the … Continue reading

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City Hall documents confirm Palace park schemes are linked

Attempts by one of Sebastian Coe’s companies to distance themselves from any relationship with China’s ZhongRong Group appear to be in vain after the Greater London Authority published its consultants’ brief and an interim report which demonstrate that any scheme … Continue reading

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Croydon MP’s aide orders councillors to ignore residents

A Westminster aide to a Croydon MP, who has his wages paid by the tax-payer, has instructed his fellow councillors not to respond to local residents if they are contacted over concerns about evictions from housing co-operatives in Lambeth. Matthew … Continue reading

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All three Croydon MPs vote against greater accountability

ALL IN THIS TOGETHER (Part 94): What’s the difference between Progress MP Steve Reed OBE and the Tories’ arch-expenses-claimer “Sir” Tricky Dicky Ottaway? Not a lot when it comes to their respective positions on accountability to their constituents, if a … Continue reading

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Union group accuses MP Reed of ‘appalling nonsense’

Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Lambeth South, has lost the support of some of Croydon’s trades unionists, with one group promising to stand a candidate against the Bliarite “New Labour” advocate at next May’s General Election. The Trades Unionist … Continue reading

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Parties’ policies on incinerator suggest we’ll burn

Ahead of next week’s Town Hall elections, WALTER CRONXITE provides you with analysis of the “differences” and similarities between the major parties on the key policies on which you’ll be voting. First up: THE INCINERATOR THE ISSUE: As a society, … Continue reading

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Tories dump councillor No3 as Barwell strengthens his hand

Andy Stranack was duly selected on Saturday night as a Tory candidate for Heathfield ward in May’s local elections. Stranack’s selection saw a third sitting Conservative councillor dumped in the selection process so far and provided the latest sign that … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Dudley Mead, Eddy Arram, Gavin Barwell, Heathfield, Helen Pollard, Ian Parker, Jason Cummings, Justin Cromie, Lynne Hale, Margaret Mead, Phil Thomas, Sanderstead, Sara Bashford, Selsdon & Ballards, Steve Reed MP, Tim Pollard, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Has George Galloway lost his Respect for Croydon?

Despite promises made a few months ago of being in south London politics for the long-term, George Galloway’s Respect Party may not being fielding a single candidate in Croydon’s local council elections in May. Lee Jasper, Respect’s candidate in the … Continue reading

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Tories whine as local businesses sip wine with Labour

Croydon’s Labour Party went on a charm offensive yesterday, spending the afternoon meeting local small businesses over wine and canapés, fronted by the shadow London minister Sadiq Khan – a likely 2016 London Mayoral candidate – and Steve Reed OBE, the … Continue reading

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Politicians distrusted? Ask Lambeth’s housing co-ops

Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Croydon North, says that it has taken him a year of working at Westminster to realise… People. Don’t. Trust. Politicians. Is this what the acronym NSS* was invented for? After all, Reed had spent … Continue reading

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MP Reed speaks out against £500,000 cuts to Croydon College

Steve Reed, the MP for Croydon North, has described government plans to cut £500,000 of funding for 18-year-olds attending Croydon College as “completely misguided”. “These students are trying to improve their education and make themselves more employable and I cannot … Continue reading

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6,000 households in north Croydon living in fuel poverty

More than 11 per cent of households in the north of Croydon don’t have enough money to heat their homes this winter, according to the government’s own statistics. Figures released by the Department for Energy show there are 5,798 households in … Continue reading

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Ho ho ho… Season’s greetings to Inside Croydon’s loyal reader

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Food Bank Britain 2013: some uncomfortable truths

There is a debate in parliament today on the rising use of – and need for – food banks in Britain in 2013. Inside Croydon’s Christmas Appeal this year is for Croydon Nightwatch, the local charity which dispenses food to … Continue reading

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Steve Reed MP: Locals won’t put up with rubbish service

STEVE REED, the MP for Croydon North, explains why he’s organised a commission to examine the grotty state of the borough’s streets, and how Croydon Council has broken its social contract with residents and businesses There is a litter crisis … Continue reading

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Croydon Central open primary: Catriona Ogilvy

Catriona Ogilvy offers the prospect of an OT rather than yet another OE for parliament. Ogilvy is an occupational therapist (rather than an Old Etonian, like so many members of David Cameron’s elitist cabinet), and she works in the NHS. … Continue reading

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Steve Reed MP: Cameron must honour promises to riot victims

Most of the victims of the Croydon riots are still waiting for the help they were promised by David Cameron and Boris Johnson. STEVE REED MP, right, says it is long overdue to put this right It’s almost two years … Continue reading

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Norwood Lake is having a fun day: June 8

The Lakes Playground Action Group, which wants to regenerate the South Norwood lake playground, is holding an event for all the family on Saturday, June 8, with lots of activities for children including storytelling by Little Supernovas, a bouncy castle … Continue reading

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Steve Reed MP: Jobs summit to help get Croydon back to work

With national unemployment figures still on the rise, to 2.56 million, Croydon North MP STEVE REED, in his exclusive column for Inside Croydon, announces his initiative to help those out of work in his constituency Unemployment in Croydon North remains … Continue reading

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“Truly shocking” 18% rise in muggings in Croydon

Figures released today show that muggings in Croydon have increased by 18 per cent in the past year, at a time when across London, the number of “robberies against a person” have fallen by 8 per cent, prompting the local … Continue reading

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More than 2,000 people in Croydon hit by £1,000 Bedroom Tax

At a time when precise, hard details are hard to come by, as our local and national politicians duck and dive around issues, here’s two stats: According to the National Housing Federation, 2,908 people in Croydon living in council homes … Continue reading

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Croydon, Christmas 2012: poverty must be Reed’s priority

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For too many impoverished families, it promises to be a cruel Christmas this year. SEAN CREIGHTON highlights the social challenges that face the borough’s newest MP The statistic that 1 in 4 Croydon children are in the poverty … Continue reading

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Abandoned: Steve Reed on the fate of 8/8 riot victims

Yesterday, Croydon North‘s new MP, Steve Reed, made his maiden speech in parliament. Here, from Hansard, is that speech in full I am honoured to stand in this Chamber as the Member of Parliament for Croydon North. During the recent … Continue reading

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