Tag Archives: Sutton and Cheam

Community dishes up plates-full of embarassment for Tory MPs

A social media flashmob protest took place yesterday outside the offices of Sutton’s Conservative MPs to express public disgust at Paul Scully voting in the Commons against providing free meals for vulnerable children during the half-term break. Protesters described Scully’s … Continue reading

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Crowley stands down as Tory opposition leader in Sutton

EXCLUSIVE: Our Sutton reporter CARL SHILTON on the latest leadership change in a south London borough All change! Tim Crowley today became the fourth leader of a Town Hall political group in south London in the past few weeks to … Continue reading

Posted in London Assembly, London-wide issues, Neil Garratt, Ruth Dombey, Sutton Council, Tim Crowley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Decision time for Labour comes too late for Davis or Cummings

Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE, on how a drawn-out selection process has hampered any prospects of electoral success for Labour in Croydon and Sutton in May’s elections to City Hall In a primary contest that has lasted longer than that … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 London elections, Elliot Colburn, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Neil Garratt, Patsy Cummings, Rowenna Davis, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hina Bokhari: election candidate with past shrouded in mystery

CARL SHILTON checks out the credentials of the controversial Liberal Democrat candidate seeking to win Sutton and Cheam from the Conservatives Hina Bokhari, the Liberal Democrat General Election candidate for Sutton and Cheam who has been accused of libel during … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Hina Bokhari, Paul Scully MP, Sadiq Khan, Sutton Council, Tim Crowley | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Threats of libel action as Sutton election campaign turns nasty

EXCLUSIVE: Chuka Umunna, Jo Swinson, Caroline Lucas, even Bianca Jagger, have all taken at face value allegations made by a Liberal Democrat General Election candidate, and so now could now be dragged into a bitter legal action. Our Sutton investigations … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Caroline Pidgeon, Hina Bokhari, Paul Burstow MP, Paul Scully MP, Ruth Dombey, Sutton Council, Tim Crowley, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Last-minute nominations get Davis on Labour’s ballot paper

Labour Party members in Sutton and Croydon will get to choose the candidate to represent their party in next May’s London Assembly elections after all, with both Patsy Cummings and Rowenna Davis receiving more than the required five nominations from … Continue reading

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Councillors already busy working hard for their political parties

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports that the borough’s elected councillors are back to what they do best – delivering leaflets ahead of a General election. PLUS: we reveal ‘secret’ candidates in four local seats Croydon’s 70 councillors, Conservative as … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 London elections, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Gavin Barwell, London Assembly, Mario Creatura, Paul Scully MP, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sutton LibDems have cause to worry over Brake’s boundaries

Our Sutton reporter, BERTIE WORCESTER-PARK, on the potential consequences of the parliamentary boundary changes for the borough’s veteran MP It is not only Labour seats in London that the Tories are after through their gerrymandering exercise masquerading under a constituency … Continue reading

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Under-fire Sutton LibDems are beginning to feel the squeeze

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Over in Sutton, the political party which controls the council is sending out distress signals ahead of the May 3 vote, as BELLE MONT reports Liberal Democrats have clung on to power in Sutton over the years by … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Paul Burstow MP, Paul Scully MP, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

LibDems having a Brake-down in Sutton as UKIP stand down

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on a development today which could alter the political make-up in south-west London for years to come The Regressive Alliance is alive and kicking in Sutton, where UKIP has opted to keep their General Election … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Matthew Maxwell Scott, Paul Scully MP, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Umunna gets the call as ‘special guest’ to pep up Reed’s rally

WALTER CRONXITE on the snail-like progress of Labour’s selection process, UKIP’s choice of Barwell’s bouncer as a General Election candidate, and news from neighbouring constituencies Nearly five years since he was selected as Labour’s candidate in the very safe seat … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Croydon North, Croydon South, Kathleen Garner, Lambeth Council, Michael Swadling, Paul Scully MP, Peter Staveley, Steve Reed MP, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Greens co-leader pulls out of visit to Beddington incinerator

WALTER CRONXITE reports on how cross-party election agreements have encountered significant problems in south London The so-called “progressive alliance”might not be quite as “progressive” as it has been made out to be if some of the shenanigans going on between … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Environment, Nick Mattey, Paul Scully MP, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Brake Escape: Sutton unscathed by Boundary Commission

WALTER CRONXITE on the wider ramifications of the Boundary Commission’s somewhat gentle realignment Sutton’s parliamentary seats So excited was London’s last remaining LibDem MP last night that he – or one of his over-eager aides – broke the strict embargo … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 General Election, Merton, Norbury, Paul Scully MP, Siobhain McDonagh MP, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bad day for LibDems in Sutton – and for St Helier Hospital

Stephen Fenwick, a councillor in Sutton, was forced to resign as a Liberal Democrat yesterday after pleading guilty in court to racially aggravated assault. Fenwick was given a conditional discharge and a fine, after admitting a drink-fuelled rant in a … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Environment, Health, Mayday Hospital, Paul Burstow MP, St Helier Hospital, Stephen Fenwick, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sutton’s LibDem MPs face election defeat, says pundit

The LibDems in Sutton could be facing a Bluewash at the 2015 General Election, and may lose both the borough’s MPs, the “charismatically challenged” Tom Brake, the deputy leader of the House in the ConDem Government, and the former health minister … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Outside Croydon, Paul Burstow MP, Sarah Jones MP, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments