Tag Archives: Tom Brake

MP challenges Viridor over its management of wildlife reserve

A Member of Parliament has intervened over the serious damage to the wildlife habitat and the destruction of one of London’s largest nesting colonies of house sparrows, following reports of the ecological calamity by Inside Croydon. Elliot Colburn was elected … Continue reading

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What the election means for Croydon, Westfield and St Helier

After a long and sleepless night, our political editor WALTER CONXITE sifts through the wreckage of the General Election, and what it might mean for Croydon, and Sutton The fourth General Election since 2010 is significant because it is the … Continue reading

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LibDem’s visit to Sutton is a case of Lamb to the incinerator

Norman Lamb, the full-time Paul O’Grady impersonator and some time MP for North Norfolk, is visiting Wallington today to recruit Tom Brake’s support and so ensure that he will have the backing of at least one-quarter of the Liberal Democrat’s … Continue reading

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Carshalton candidates gang up on Brake over incinerator

If Tom “Thanks very much for the £275,000 gift to a local church” Brake doesn’t manage to hang on to his Carshalton and Wallington parliamentary seat in the General Election on Thursday, then whoever replaces him as MP seems likely … Continue reading

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Secretive incinerator scheme is a bad deal, say Sutton Tories

There are other Sutton LibDem councillors who, like Nick Mattey, believe that there are serious flaws in the secretive £1 billion scheme to build an industrial incinerator at Beddington Lane, according to Tim Crowley, the leader of the opposition Conservative … Continue reading

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Mayoral contender calls for review of incinerator schemes

A leading contender for selection by Labour to run for the Mayor of London next year says he will ask whoever is the Environment Secretary in the new Government to conduct an urgent review of all waste incinerator schemes planned … Continue reading

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Environment secretary Davey helps Brake dine out with Viridor

More evidence has emerged of ties between incinerator operators Viridor and senior members of the Liberal Democrats in Sutton, including Tom Brake, until last month the deputy Leader of the House in the ConDem coalition. At least three executives from … Continue reading

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Dear LibDems: I remain a liberal, a democrat and a councillor

Sutton LibDems’ suspension of Councillor Nick Mattey could have a damaging impact on the General Election campaign in their parliamentary constituencies, reports WALTER CRONXITE Tom Brake’s efforts to be re-elected as MP for Carshalton and Wallington, the seat he has … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Noted: How our local MPs voted to oppose food bank motion

On Wednesday, in the House of Commons, the Labour party put forward a motion that called for the government to look into the use of food banks in Britain. The number of people – many of them hard-working families – … Continue reading

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Baronetcy true blue blood comes to Labour’s aid in Sutton

Croydon, twinned with Arnhem in the Netherlands, has strong attachments with the Parachute Regiment. This may explain why political candidates of all parties are so readily parachuted into the area so often. But now the heir presumptive to the 14th baronetcy … Continue reading

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Sutton Tories look north for infusion of fresh blue blood

The Conservative party in Sutton are clearly unconcerned that they are perceived to be a party of arrogant  posh boys who don’t know the price of a pint of milk (copyright 2012 N Dorries). They have selected the heir presumptive … Continue reading

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LibDem MP happy to put the Brake on Sutton seat changes

Tom Brake, the Sutton LibDem MP who could see his Carshalton and Wallington seat broken up in a merger with safe Tory Croydon wards, believes that the coalition government’s boundary changes are dead in the water. Speaking to Inside Croydon … Continue reading

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Blue-rinsed Sutton shows real reasons for boundary changes

ANDREW PELLING’s expertise as a polling tipster saw him call correctly the outcome of voting in Croydon this month, by a margin of 484 votes out of almost 80,000 cast for Labour and the Tories. So Ladbrokes will be reading … Continue reading

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Latest vote results will help Brake decide which way to jump

When the ward-by-ward voting results from the London Assembly elections are released tomorrow, the music will begin in a game of musical seats for the MPs of Croydon and Sutton. ANDREW PELLING offers this guide to how things might be … Continue reading

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St Helier decision puts Sutton MP Burstow on the spot

CROYDON COMMENTARY: An MP for neighbouring Sutton got a most unwelcome birthday present yesterday, with the announcement of proposed closure to the Accident and Emergency and the maternity departments of St Helier Hospital. Here, ANDREW PELLING says that ConDem cuts … Continue reading

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The week at Westminster: life can be such a fag for our MPs

It was a busy week in Parliament for our local MPs, ANDREW PELLING reports Back at Westminster after the Easter break, and there were 22 visits to the voting lobby in just four days of the Parliamentary working week. That’s … Continue reading

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The (two-day) week at Westminster: Ottaway keeps busy

ANDREW PELLING summarises the latest, truncated, week’s business for our local Members of Parliament A truncated week in Parliament last week, with just two days “in the office” before an elongated Easter break. Richard Ottaway, Gavin Barwell and Carshalton and … Continue reading

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The week at Westminster: voting on the end of the NHS

Former Croydon MP ANDREW PELLING reviews last week’s parliamentary activity from our local representatives Another lightweight week for our local MPs. Perhaps, with the Cheltenham Festival taking place, some influential, horse-loving parliamentarians preferred it that way. Or maybe the business … Continue reading

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