Tag Archives: Tim Pollard

Tory Dick has commitment issues over election and pulls out

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on further last-minute candidate shuffling It is not just Labour who seem to have difficulties with selecting their candidates for the Town Hall elections on May 3. Croydon Tories have discovered commitment issues. In New … Continue reading

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Purley debating society gets all political before local elections

Local elections must be coming, because the Purley and Coulsdon Debating Society has gone all political with its topic for April. As the event, on Monday April 16, is being staged in true-blue Coulsdon, it is probably unsurprising that the … Continue reading

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Tories accused of breaking their own rules over selections

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on complaints of undemocratic interference in the candidate selection process, and too much influence from the local party leader in those allowed to stand in May’s Town Hall elections At least four of Croydon’s longest serving … Continue reading

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‘Confusing, euphemistic, unclear, vague’: Flemming unravels

BBC Radio London’s Vanessa Feltz was withering in her criticism of an abject on-air performance by one of Croydon’s most senior councillors. Listening in to the car crash interview was WALTER CRONXITE Answers provided by Alisa Flemming, the Croydon Council … Continue reading

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Khan or Quadir: the parties name their Mayor candidates

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the private deliberations of the political party duopoly at the Town Hall as to who gets to wear the Trumptonesque outfits for the next year The next Mayor of Croydon will be Bernadette Khan. Or it … Continue reading

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Third Croydon councillor lands plum job with the Tories

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on the latest instance of jobs for the boys and girls So this is how the Tories fix the unemployment figures: they hand out jobs for the boys (and girls) to their old mates. Jason … Continue reading

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Another selection hic-cup as Tories pick ‘probable alcoholic’

KEN LEE on more problems for Croydon Conservatives over their poor judgement in candidate selections for the local elections Despite their four-month pause before allocating their B List candidates to contest wards in the north of the borough, Croydon’s Conservatives … Continue reading

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