Tag Archives: Tom Brake MP

Senior LibDem dined with Viridor days before incinerator vote

EXCLUSIVE: Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, has uncovered proof that a close party colleague of MP Tom Brake was enjoying hospitality with the incinerator operator just four days before a crucial council meeting to approve a £1bn, 25-year contract Evidence … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Protestors meet Greta Thunberg and bring XR closer to home

At least two local residents were arrested in the past week as part of the Extinction Rebellion demonstrations across central London, which saw members of a group from Sutton meet Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who has captured the attention … Continue reading

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Incinerator on security lockdown as Viridor get twitchy over XR

Viridor had their £210million Beddington Lane incinerator plant on security lockdown yesterday, apparently out of fear of incursions from… local birdwatchers. The controversial and troubled Viridor incinerator is already nine months late in being fully operational to meet the terms … Continue reading

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‘Scout master’ Bazza gets elected, but fails to create a buzz

Our Sutton reporter, BERTIE WORCESTER-PARK, on a council by-election where all the political parties did poorly Sutton’s LibDems, and their candidate with a record of serial business failures, duly retained the Wallington North council seat in yesterday’s council by-election, but … Continue reading

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By-election rivals say LibDem candidate unfit for public office

CARL SHILTON reports on the cross-party condemnations for a council by-election candidate who has overseen failed businesses that have left multi-million-pound debts Barry Lewis, the choice of Sutton’s Liberal Democrats to be parachuted in to Wallington North for the council … Continue reading

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LibDem by-election candidate whose businesses left £9m debts

EXCLUSIVE: Campaigning in the Wallington North council by-election in Sutton is well underway, with the Liberal Democrats championing a candidate who has a recent record of business failures that have left his employees and the taxman hugely out of pocket. … Continue reading

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Councillor’s six-month absence triggers Wallington by-election

Our Sutton staff reporter, BERTIE WORCESTER-PARK, on the latest set-back for the council’s Liberal Democrats Sutton Council seems set for another councillor by-election, this time in Wallington North. Liberal Democrat councillor Joyce Melican has been absent from all council business … Continue reading

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Brake denies knowing he was backing anti-Semitic candidate

EXCLUSIVE: Our Sutton political reporter, CARL SHILTON, on how ignorance is bliss for the Liberal Democrats when it comes to rampant racism Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, was today desperately trying to distance himself from … Continue reading

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Shirley councillor shows his commitment… in Carshalton

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest straw in the wind that indicates the Tories are planning a snap General Election Conservative councillor Gareth “Blubber” Streeter demonstrated his commitment to the people living in his ward in Shirley North again … Continue reading

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Put the bunting out: Sutton drops incinerator lane name plan

Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, on a sudden council U-turn Sutton Council has backed down over its decision to name the access road to the Viridor incinerator in Beddington as “Corn Bunting Lane”. The LibDem-controlled council announced the U-turn this … Continue reading

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Viridor allowed to give ‘absurd’ name to incinerator road

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on how the council has opted to name the service road to the Beddington Lane incinerator after a bird species that has been almost wiped out locally, in part, at least, as a consequence of … Continue reading

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Dombey gets Sutton in the Eye over Incinerator Academy

Ruth Dombey’s relentless drive to have Sutton regarded as the rottenest borough in south London got another boost today, as her Liberal Democrat-run council got yet another dishonourable mention in Private Eye magazine. The scurrilous satirical fortnightly features on its … Continue reading

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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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Might LibDems risk putting a Brake on their election prospects?

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on some off-tune political manoeuvrings going on among local MPs Might one south London MP soon take over from another MP from the area to become the leader of a national political party? And is … Continue reading

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Top Sutton LibDem Tope under House of Lords investigation

Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, on the gathering mystery around the conduct of one of the borough’s leading Liberal Democrat politicians Mystery surrounds Sutton LibDem big cheese Graham Tope, who was made Baron Tope of Sutton in 1994 but who … Continue reading

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Losing LibDems ‘expel’ pensioner – who was not party member

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on the first sign of recriminations among that borough’s ruling party MP Tom Brake and Sutton’s Liberal Democrats, still reeling from the shock of last month’s local elections in which they lost 12 council seats, … Continue reading

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Charity for elderly at centre of fraud is forced to close down

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on how a meals on wheels service has been jeopardised by the actions of a LibDem councillor in Carshalton The Carshalton Association For The Elderly, the charity which ran meals on wheel and other services … Continue reading

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£28m NHS lie that provided Sutton LibDems with life support

The Liberal Democrats last night clung to power at Sutton Council, despite losing 12 seats in the local elections. But as CARL SHILTON reveals, they did so by deliberately misleading the public In the final days before Thursday’s local elections, … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Jayne McCoy, Ruth Dombey, St Helier Hospital, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Charity puts pressure on council for Wentworth Hall freehold

Sutton reporter CARL SHILTON on the property wheeling and dealing going on over a valuable piece of council-owned real estate Documents show that the Carshalton charity which has been warned by the Charity Commission about its all-too-cosy political links with … Continue reading

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Charity Commission warns mosque over links with MP Brake

JERRY MANDER, our dodgy-goings-ons-in-Sutton correspondent, on the stern warning issued to a Muslim charity in Carshalton The Liberal Democrats who control Sutton Council are in a spot of bother with the Charity Commission – again – just weeks before the … 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

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Gotcha! MP Brake caught on Twitter ‘joining’ the LibDems

BELLE MONT, our Sutton correspondent, on an embarrassing gaffe from the local MP Tory councillors in Sutton were today gleefully claiming that Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, had “outed himself” as the user of bogus, … Continue reading

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‘Bogus Ben’ and freesheet’s lead story prompt complaints

Sutton reporter BELLE MONT on how a LibDem election candidate has been caught out trying to take credit for a community campaign Sutton’s polluting, thieving and cage-fighting LibDem councillors and ex-councillors, despite having been caught out trying to use tax-payers’ … Continue reading

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