Tag Archives: The Hon Emily Benn

Labour’s Young takes West Thornton by-election with ease

Labour claimed the first Croydon election victory of the day, when it was announced that their candidate in the West Thornton council ward by-election, Callton Young, had won with nearly two-thirds of the vote. The local Tories failed to amass … Continue reading

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Cummings and Young head Labour by-election shortlist

Labour has whittled down its candidates to stand for election to the council in West Thornton ward to a shortlist of five, all of whom are from a black or minority ethnic background, and three of whom are women. The … Continue reading

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Benn quits Croydon with passing shot at Labour leadership

The Hon Emily Benn is quitting as a Labour councillor in West Thornton less than two years after being elected, in order to take up a new job in New York with her merchant bank employers. If The Hon Emily’s … Continue reading

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Loyalty will be up for debate when Philp takes on Benn again

It’s The Posh-Off II: The Re-match. Chris Philp, now the Tory MP for Croydon South, is again to take on The Honorable Emily Benn at the Coulsdon and Purley Debating Society in its first event of 2016, on a somewhat … Continue reading

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Emily Benn’s mum the Viscountess gets spiky over Hoxcha

It appears that The Hon Emily Benn is not the only member of her family to display open hostility towards Jeremy Corbyn and his team, in a clumsy effort to bring down the democratically elected leader of the Labour Party. … Continue reading

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Salmond snubs Councillor Benn over her granddad’s memory

That family name, which has already opened so many doors for her in a fledgling political career, might have just got The Hon Emily Benn into a bit of a scrap. The Hon Emily, who is the daughter of a … Continue reading

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Corbyn has ‘full confidence’ in aide, as Labour suspend Fisher

The Progress pogrom against Jeremy Corbyn claimed its first victim tonight, when Andrew Fisher, the Labour leader’s policy adviser, had his party membership suspended. Fisher, however, seems set to continue to work in Corbyn’s office and he confirmed to Inside … Continue reading

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Read all about it: libraries and Labour, Coulsdon and Fairfield

October proved to be a bumper month for Croydon in the regional and national headlines. These are the stories most read by Inside Croydon’s loyal reader: 1, Benn’s attempt at Labour purge highlights support for WEP This story was followed up … Continue reading

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Red Labour tells Emily Benn to drop Fisher expulsion call

A Labour members’ and campaigners’ grouping yesterday issued a statement where they said that they fear that Emily Benn, a West Thornton ward councillor, is “…being used by other, more sinister forces within the Parliamentary Party who are out to … Continue reading

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Benn’s attempt at Labour purge highlights support for WEP

STEVEN DOWNES reports on how the Labour  parliamentary candidate in Croydon South has been breaking party rules by supporting political rivals Efforts by the Progress wing of the Lambeth South/Croydon Labour Party to de-stabilise Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership team could stumble … Continue reading

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