Tag Archives: Tories

Malthouse confirmed on Tories’ long list for Croydon South

As exclusively revealed by Inside Croydon earlier this week, Kit Malthouse, one of Boris Johnson’s deputy mayors at City Hall, is on the long list for selection as the next Conservative party candidate for the Croydon South parliamentary seat. The … Continue reading

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Old battlegrounds revisited as local elections get ever closer

It is just 229 days until the May morning when the winners, and losers, will be declared of local elections that will determine who runs Croydon Town Hall until 2018 – potentially to reap all the political benefits of the … Continue reading

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Steve Reed MP: “Here’s my end-of-term report”

The House of Commons is in recess for the summer, marking the end of a very busy few months as the new MP for Croydon North‘s for STEVE REED It is eight months since the Croydon North by-election, where local … Continue reading

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Inside Croydon’s Hero of the Week: John Cartwright

Inside Croydon puts great store in “doing the right thing”, and our local hero (cue Knopfler guitar music) for the past week is therefore John Cartwright. A relatively new member of the Croydon Conservative party, Cartwright did the right thing … Continue reading

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Sutton’s Tories in meltdown as they face “yellow wash”

The Liberal Democrats defied all national trends and their party’s unpopular part in the ConDem coalition to hold Stonecot ward with a 7.7 per cent swing from the Conservatives in last Thursday’s Sutton Council by-election. If repeated in the 2014 … Continue reading

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Reed victory sends danger signals to Croydon Tories for 2014

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There was a reason for Steve Reed’s campaign to focus so much on the state of our streets. It was because Labour are planning to clean-up at the next council elections, say ANDREW PELLING Eddy Arram, the neutral … Continue reading

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Shirley Oaks hospital, the NHS, and checking the small print

In Croydon, “GP-led commissioning” is already seeing NHS patients referred to profit-driven private hospitals, who use the opportunity to try to make even more money. This is a salutary lesson submitted by our loyal reader A friend recently had her … Continue reading

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Is Mayday washing its hands of proper patient care?

What is the connection between these two pictures? Short answer is that they we both taken at “Croydon University” Hospital a couple of weeks ago.

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Croydon’s Conservatives shy away from Mayoral control

A Conservative government minister is in favour of it, as is a local MP. It might save Croydon Council £1 million per year, and give in-built control at the Town Hall to the Tories. So why won’t Mike Fisher’s council … Continue reading

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