Tag Archives: Tory

Westfield have run down the CPO clock on £1.4bn scheme

BARRATT HOLMES on the charade of a planning meeting to take place at the Town Hall tonight The long-delayed re-application for planning permission by Westfield and Hammerson – “The Croydon Partners” – for a £1.4billion redevelop-ment of the ageing Whitgift … Continue reading

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Gaffe-prone Gav in spotlight over leaked Brexit ‘Merlot Memo’

Gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell is feeling the political heat this week from a couple of political big beasts – and former Tory chums – as he stands accused of leaking a confidential memo on Brexit which had been handed to his … Continue reading

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New Addington Tories confused about what they stand for

As exclusively revealed by Inside Croydon, the local Tories are putting their ‘B List’ candidates only in less-winnable wards. WALTER CRONXITE reports that it appears that some of those Conservative B-listers don’t seem to understand their own party’s policies When … Continue reading

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Speakman speaks truth to the council’s powers-that-be

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on a rare outburst of straight talking among our Town Hall elected representatives “Thank goodness someone finally had the courage to say it,” one very senior Labour councillor confided after Monday night’s full council meeting … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Croham, Croydon Council, Donald Speakman, Jason Cummings, Jo Negrini, Maria Gatland, Mario Creatura, Oliver Lewis, Patsy Cummings, Phil Thomas, Purley, South Norwood, Stuart Collins, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

‘Farce’ as West Thornton postpones ward selection meeting

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest calamities to befall the local Labour Party’s efforts to select candidates for next May’s Town Hall elections Already more than a month behind schedule, Labour’s selection process for candidates to stand for election … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Bernadette Khan, Callton Young, Joy Prince, Robert Canning, Stuart King, Waddon, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

‘Silent’ Steve O’Connell scores own-goal with Palace punditry

It’s a question which many Town Hall observers ask, but few manage to answer satisfactorily: just what does “Silent” Steve O’Connell do for the near-£80,000 a year he pockets from being a local councillor and London Assembly Member? Well yesterday … Continue reading

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Church-linked academy chain denies having ‘religious ethos’

Our education correspondent, GENE BRODIE, has found a new website which has discovered the Oasis academy chain, led by a Baptist minister, saying that they really have very little to do with churches or religion There have been calls for … Continue reading

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