Tag Archives: UK Independence

Residents’ association to field candidates in local elections

Coulsdon’s version of UDI* looks to be a step closer, with at least one of the area’s large and very active residents’ associations determined to have its members stand in next May’s local council elections. Richard Thurbon, the chairman of … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, David Osland, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Ian Parker, Jeet Bains, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Fisher fears defections to UKIP and bans “musical chairs”

While contractors were moving in £3 million-worth of new furniture to Croydon Council’s palatial new offices over the past week, Mike Fisher, the leader of the Conservative-run council behind the building of the £140 million edifice to local authority vanity, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Fairfield, Mike Fisher, Shirley, Thornton Heath, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Countdown to council elections begins in Toy Town gowns

CROYDON COMMENTARY: It is one year until the council elections, and for some, they have everything to lose, writes STEVEN DOWNES Last night’s instalment of a new Mayor of Croydon, Sanderstead councillor Yvette Hopley, marked the firing of the starter’s … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2012 by-election, 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe West, Alison Butler, Badsha Quadir, Boris Johnson, Centrale, Clare Hilley, Coulsdon East, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, Dudley Mead, Eddy Arram, Environment, Gavin Barwell, Health, Louisa Woodley, Margaret Mead, Mike Fisher, New Addington, Policing, Purley, Richard Ottaway MP, Sanderstead, Selsdon & Ballards, Simon Hoar, Tony Harris, Tony Newman, Waddon, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Even in Croydon, the Tories are split over Europe

The splits in the Conservative party over Europe, so widely reported nationally, are even apparent between two of Croydon’s MPs, reports ANDREW PELLING With UKIP polling as high as 20 per cent in opinion polls this week, Croydon’s Conservative MPs … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Andrew Pelling, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell, Peter Staveley, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

UKIP’s solution on hot local issues? Hold a vote on them

Is there a better way? PETER STAVELEY, a UKIP candidate at next year’s Croydon Council elections, says his party would stage a public vote on important issues such as the incinerator When the controversial proposal for an incinerator at Beddington … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe West, Peter Staveley, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

UKIP results are “poison” to Conservatives in Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: If UKIP can gain Godstone in neighbouring Surrey, then what damage might they do to the Tories in Coulsdon or Purley, especially when 2014’s Town Hall elections are held along with European ballots? ANDREW PELLING has been crunching … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Coulsdon East, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell, New Addington, Outside Croydon, Purley, Sanderstead, Selsdon & Ballards, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

UKIP announces plans for 2014 Town Hall elections

UKIP, the UK Independence Party, intends to target Conservative-held wards in next year’s local council elections in Croydon and take full advantage of any confusion over the Tory-led government’s position on Europe. In 2014, UKIP will be seeking its first … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, Shirley, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

UKIP’s “appalled” local chairman asks Croydon “to forgive”

Less than two days before voting begins in the Croydon North by-election, Winston McKenzie has been disowned by his own party’s local chairman who told Inside Croydon that he and other local UKIP members are “appalled” by their candidate’s homophobic … Continue reading

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UKIP disowns Croydon candidate’s homophobic comments

Another year, another party looks in prospect for Winston McKenzie, if anyone will have him now, after he was disowned last night by his own UK Independence Party over his latest homophobic comments. McKenzie’s “colourful” political career has seen him … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Croydon North, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments