Tag Archives: Tory

MP Jones to speak against Addiscombe Road flats scheme

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, reports on cross-party opposition to a property speculators’ multi-million-pound scheme that could change the exclusive Whitgift Estate forever Sarah Jones, Croydon Central’s Labour MP, will tomorrow night speak out at a Town Hall meeting against … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Housing, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Parking, Paul Scott, Pete Smith, Planning, Property, Queen's Hotel, Sadiq Khan, Sarah Jones MP, Steve O'Connell, Tony Newman, Vidhi Mohan, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Ex-councillor quits Tory party and blasts local leadership

Another former Tory councillor has quit Croydon Conservatives, launching a farewell blast at the party’s local leadership. Tony Pearson, who was a councillor for New Addington until 2014, announced over the weekend that he was quitting the Tories, complaining that … Continue reading

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Borough Solicitor to investigate Tory councillor’s eligibility

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on the latest twist in the tale of the tax-avoiding businessman councillor for Purley The council’s lawyers have been asked to examine whether a Conservative councillor was ineligible to stand for election. Badsha Quadir has … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Labour council in crackdown against street beggars

Compare and contrast. While local authorities, and not just Blairite-run Croydon, wring their hands piously over the “housing crisis” as they sell off more council homes than they build, on the streets of London every night, the homelessness crisis gets … Continue reading

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Labour-run Croydon sold-off 140 council homes in one year

Croydon’s Labour-run council saw the borough’s stock of council homes reduced by 140 in a single year, according to official figures, while neighbouring boroughs suffered no net change to their borough’s number of council houses. Thatcherite Right-to-Buy policies, with enhanced … Continue reading

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MP Jones’s letter on rail chaos increases pressure on Grayling

MPs from commuter constituencies across southern England are demanding action from the Transport Secretary. But Croydon South’s Chris Philp is not among them, as JEREMY CLACKSON reports Calls for the resignation of the Transport Secretary and for Govia Thameslink to … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Commuting, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, East Croydon, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Tom Brake MP, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Tories Brew up a nice little earner with £26,000 party subsidy

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the thousands of pounds of public money given by the council to the local Tory and Conservative parties Meet Simon Brew. You may never have heard of him before, but through your Council Tax over … Continue reading

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