Tag Archives: Val Shawcross

Respect for Shawcross as she retires as Khan’s deputy mayor

Val Shawcross is standing down as London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s deputy for transport. The move will prompt a parliamentary by-election in south-east London, and the likelihood of more Blairite v Momentum internal Labour jousting, as Shawcross’s job is to be … Continue reading

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Twycross is appointed as London’s Deputy Mayor for Fire

Fiona Twycross is to be London’s first Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience when responsibility for the London Fire Brigade passes to City Hall next month. Croydon resident Twycross has been the Labour’s lead Assembly Member on the London Fire … Continue reading

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The Shawcross redemption: transport deputy changes gear

The former leader of Croydon Council was a surprise appointment by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. But it is already proving to be a shrewd decision. By WALTER CRONXITE Val Shawcross, the former leader of Croydon Council who has been … Continue reading

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Brexit would cost London tourism billions, Twycross claims

Fiona Twycross, the London Assembly Member who lives in Croydon, has today joined the European Union referendum debate by claiming that Brexit would create a “devastating loss to London’s tourist economy”. London has been named as the world’s most popular … Continue reading

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Network Rail coughs up £4.1m fund for London Bridge

Running the risk of offering too little, too late, a rail regulator this morning announced a £4.1 million “reparation fund” to help reduce the delays, cancellations and over-crowding on trains into London Bridge, which Croydon commuters have been enduring for … Continue reading

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£500m Palace developers admit: we don’t know what it’ll do

The on-going transfer of billions of pounds’ worth of public assets – in the form of academised schools, privatised libraries, given away building land – to private profiteers is a sadly familiar theme. Yet the shady deal done by London … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Chamber of Commerce Question Time, Mar 27

Crystal Palace Chamber Of Commerce is staging a Question Time event next Thursday, March 27, from 7pm at the Queens Hotel, Church Road, where members of the public put their questions to Greater London Authority members of the Labour, Conservative … Continue reading

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Public only get to peek in at the uncertain Palace plans

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Nearly a year on since Boris Johnson stood on the terracing of the old Crystal Palace to announce a £500 million “investment” and the handing over of a significant chunk of public property to a Chinese developer, there’s … Continue reading

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Labour selects Reed as candidate for Croydon North

Steve Reed is to be the Labour party candidate for the Croydon North by-election when it is staged later this month. Inside sources suggest that Reed may have won the ballot by as few as three votes from his closest … Continue reading

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Woodley makes a late run for Croydon North nomination

Louisa Woodley, the Labour candidate who beat the Conservatives across Croydon in May’s London Assembly elections, has made a late push to be her party’s candidate for the Croydon North parliamentary by-election. The by-election is expected to be held on … Continue reading

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