Tag Archives: UKIP

Barwell blamed for Brexit vote chaos on eve of by-election

The chair of Croydon Tories has accused Theresa May of having ‘betrayed’ her party and the country. Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how the Conservative Party’s deep divisions at Westminster could be demonstrated in today’s Norbury and Pollards Hill council … Continue reading

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Seven in the running for Norbury and Pollards Hill by-election

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, goes through the runners and riders for next month’s council by-election There are to be seven candidates in the Norbury and Pollards Hill ward by-election being staged on March 14, after UKIP and the … Continue reading

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Six-time loser Gunter is Tories’ choice for Norbury by-election

Tirena Gunter was selected last night by Croydon Conservatives as their candidate in the Norbury and Pollards Hill by-election being held on March 14. The by-election has been called following the death last month of long-standing Labour councillor Maggie Mansell. … Continue reading

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Black swans, splits and boundaries make for uncertain times

Expect the unexpected, warns WALTER CRONXITE, in the third part of his gaze into the political crystal ball on the prospects for 2019 As Labour in London, including Croydon, sails serenely towards 2019 with positive prospects seemingly at every turn, … Continue reading

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Arse! Feck! Drink! Belmont by-election’s own Father Jack

Sutton reporter BERTIE WORCESTER-PARK on how a Tory ex-councillor’s foul-mouthed tirades have come back to haunt him, just in time for a Halloween by-election The people of Belmont, one of the quieter, more refined suburbs of quiet and refined south … Continue reading

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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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Boundary changes seem to cement Town Hall’s political divide

Calling in the Boundary Commissioners may have fixed the political map of Croydon for years to come, as WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, reports Labour’s generally underwhelming result in the Croydon council election last week does not look so bad … Continue reading

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