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#GE2019 LIVE: Rolling results coverage through the night

Bookmark this page and keep returning and refreshing the page for Inside Croydon’s unmatched live coverage across half a dozen local constituencies, with updates on events nationally throughout the night. In Croydon, the first results are not expected until around … Continue reading

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Posted in 2019 General Election, Anna Jones, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, Donald Ekekhomen, Jo Negrini, Kathleen Garner, Mario Creatura, Olga Fitzroy, Sarah Jones MP, Simon Sprague, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Labour looking strong as freezing polling day approaches

As we enter the final week of the General Election campaign, political editor WALTER CRONXITE gets a guide on the likely results from the pollsters and the bookmakers Next Thursday’s polling day for the General Election is predicted to have … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Anna Jones, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Donald Ekekhomen, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Olga Fitzroy, Paul Scott, Planning, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Conservative candidates get backing from far-right fringe group

“The fact that Nigel Farage praises the Conservatives’ manifesto for having UKIP policies should ring alarm bells among traditional Conservative voters. “This is not the party it used to be.” So warned Dominic Grieve QC, the former Attorney General in … Continue reading

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You can question the election candidates in our virtual hustings

For the General Election, we are doing something different: Inside Croydon is staging Croydon’s first ever virtual hustings. And you can be part of it. Through our Under The Flyover podcasts, we’ll be interviewing a selection of the candidates across … Continue reading

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Tories’ sick joke as absentee councillor runs for parliament

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, discovers that despite missing three-quarters of council meetings this year, a Conservative councillor from Purley is now standing as a parliamentary candidate, in a constituency which has never had a Tory MP since the Great … Continue reading

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Brexit Party pulls switch to detonate Creatura’s election chance

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest piece of ‘genius’ from the BBC’s most-favoured politician, Nigel Farage A former army bomb disposal expert could be about to explode Tory Mario Creatura’s dream of becoming an MP. Nominations for candidates for the … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Mario Creatura, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

School governor using social media to spread race hate

What sort of school could possibly want to have an unapologetic racist on its governing body? GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, reports that some on the far-right are trying to ‘normalise’ their conduct by infiltrating community organisations Earlier this week, … Continue reading

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Mayor Khan facing ‘the most fragmented Assembly ever’

Like last month’s European elections, the London Mayor and Assembly votes in May 2020 will be conducted using a form of proportional representation. As WALTER CRONXITE reports, based on the Euro poll, that could cause even further discomfort for Croydion’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 London elections, Charlie Mansell, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Neil Garratt, Sadiq Khan, Shaun Bailey, Sutton Council, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Can Labour and Tories stop ‘The Peterborough Effect’ here?

After a week to let the dust settle and some of the implications of the voting sink in, our resident psephologist WALTER CRONXITE crunches more numbers from the European elections and discovers that two of the borough’s sitting MPs have … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 European elections, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Mario Creatura, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon Tories’ vote collapses in Euro election meltdown

Perhaps ‘Bollocks to Brexit’ is not such a bad campaign slogan after all. Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE crunches the numbers from last night’s European declarations across London, where only UKIP’s Gerard Batten was a bigger loser than the Conservatives … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 European elections, Addiscombe East, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Gavin Barwell, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mario Creatura, Mayor of London, New Addington, Sadiq Khan, Sarah Jones MP, Shaun Bailey, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

After campaign criticism, Labour’s organiser passes the Buck

Thursday’s Euro election results are expected tonight, but in Croydon Labour the party in-fighting has already begun, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Recriminations and faction fighting has broken into public among the Croydon Labour Party even before the votes have been … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 European elections, Andrew Pelling, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Jo Negrini, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Barwell’s legacy to Croydon: Tories set for fifth in Euro vote

While the two major parties in Croydon try to behave as if there’s nothing going on, weekend polling ahead of Thursday’s European elections suggests that Labour and Tories are to lose seats in London. Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports With … Continue reading

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London opinion poll says Tories could regain Croydon Central

WALTER CRONXITE on some worrying numbers for Labour in Croydon Be afraid. Be very afraid. If a General Election was held this week, then this clown (right) would become Croydon Central’s Member of Parliament. That’s according to the latest London-only … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 European elections, 2020 London elections, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell, London Assembly, Mario Creatura, Neil Garratt, Sarah Jones MP, Sutton Council | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Surrey’s voters face a multi-coloured swapshop at the polls

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, checks out some straws in the election wind caused by the Brexit storm, as neighbouring councils hold their elections today Londoners might be spared the bother of going to the polling stations today, but for … Continue reading

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Security warning for demonstrations over European elections

WALTER CRONXITE on how Croydon and other London local authorities have been told to prepare for the worst: European elections in May Jo Negrini, Croydon’s barely competent £200,000 per year council chief executive, confirmed to Monday night’s full council meeting … Continue reading

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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

Posted in "Hammersfield", Children's Services, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mario Creatura, Peter Whittle, Sarah Jones MP, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe East, Addiscombe West, Andrew Rendle, Caragh Skipper, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Jeet Bains, Maddie Henson, Sarah Jones MP, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The more things change, the more they stay just the same

Bleary-eyed after just a couple of hours’ sleep, our political editor WALTER CRONXITE has been crunching some numbers on the local election results Four years ago, the Prime Minister was David Cameron, Nick Clegg was leader of the LibDems and … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe East, Ashburton, Caragh Skipper, Chris Clark, Fairfield, Mary Croos, Niro Sirisena, Shirley, Tony Newman, Waddon, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

VOTE 2018: How you voted in the Town Hall elections

ELECTION LIVE BLOG: Our Croydon exit poll showed Labour 50%, Tories 37%… But keep coming back here through the night for ward-by-ward results and election news from across Croydon, Sutton and the rest of London Keep refreshing your page. The … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe East, Ashburton, Bromley Council, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell, Maddie Henson, New Addington, New Addington North, Shirley, Sutton Council, Tony Newman, Waddon, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Here we go again as McKenzie tries to make another comeback

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports on the finalised candidates list for the Town Hall elections, which eventually got published by the council while the returning officer was on holiday He’s back. Again. After an absence of nearly … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Croydon Council, New Addington, New Addington North, Waddon, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments