Tag Archives: West Thornton

Second Croydon primary school hit by covid-19 positive case

Two Croydon primaries have been forced to postpone or alter plans for the return of pupils after members of staff tested positive for covid-19 in the past week, what was supposed to be the first full week of the new … Continue reading

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Sutton backs scheme to route 60,000 lorries through Croydon

BELLE MONT on how the environmental vandals running Sutton Council are pushing a scheme for another industrial plant on Beddington Lane Just a matter of weeks since declaring a climate emergency, Sutton Council is tonight backing a Beddington Lane waste … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Planning, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Stuart King, Suez waste treatment plant, Sutton Council, Waddon, Waste incinerator, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Khan or Quadir: the parties name their Mayor candidates

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the private deliberations of the political party duopoly at the Town Hall as to who gets to wear the Trumptonesque outfits for the next year The next Mayor of Croydon will be Bernadette Khan. Or it … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Badsha Quadir, Bernadette Khan, Croydon Council, Mike Selva, Purley, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Newman and Scott given a free pass on Woodside selection

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a week of surprises and disappointments (for some) as Croydon Labour’s candidate selection process limps on Tony Newman and Paul Scott, half of the Town Hall “Gang of Four” who have an iron grip on the … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Rendle, Callton Young, Clive Fraser, Fairfield, Hamida Ali, Jane Avis, Karen Jewitt, Matthew Kyeremeh, Pat Clouder, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Official investigation under way over West Thornton selection

WALTER CRONXITE reports on further delays and dispute in Croydon Labour’s candidate selection process ahead of next May’s local elections Labour Party officials in West Thornton ward face an investigation after what one member described as a “farce” of a … Continue reading

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Plan rejected for primary on busy Thornton Heath road

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE reports on an important decision for the future health of generations of school children taken at last night’s planning committee Councillors on Croydon’s planning committee last night unanimously rejected a proposal to build a three-form-of-entry primary … Continue reading

Posted in Bernadette Khan, Education, Environment, Jamie Audsley, Paxton Academy, Planning, Schools, Stuart King, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon pioneer Gee Bernard will be sorely missed

Tributes have been paid to Gee Bernard, Croydon’s first black councillor, who has died this week, aged 82. Jamaican-born Bernard moved to London in her teens, where she qualified as and worked as a social worker; in 1986, she was … Continue reading

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Mystery over what happened to McKenzie’s election donations

The “Chump from the Dump” has suffered another election knock-out. But as WALTER CRONXITE reports, the wannabe politician doesn’t always lose his deposit Being an ex-boxer, and a not very good one at that, Winston McKenzie should be familiar with … Continue reading

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Labour’s Young takes West Thornton by-election with ease

Labour claimed the first Croydon election victory of the day, when it was announced that their candidate in the West Thornton council ward by-election, Callton Young, had won with nearly two-thirds of the vote. The local Tories failed to amass … Continue reading

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McKenzie’s back on the ballot with the right-wing splitters

It looks like Winston McKenzie may get to stand in an election on May 5 after all. But the “Chump from the Dump”, who was ruled out of being a candidate for the London Mayoralty because he couldn’t manage to … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Callton Young, Croydon North, Emily Benn, Nathan Elvery, West Thornton, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Race relations campaigner Young wins Labour selection

Callton Young has been selected as Labour’s candidate for the West Thornton council by-election, expected to be held on May 5 alongside the London elections. Young, a retired senior civil servant and recipient of the OBE, won on the second … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Bernadette Khan, Callton Young, Emily Benn, Stuart King, Tony Newman, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Cummings and Young head Labour by-election shortlist

Labour has whittled down its candidates to stand for election to the council in West Thornton ward to a shortlist of five, all of whom are from a black or minority ethnic background, and three of whom are women. The … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Bernadette Khan, Emily Benn, Patsy Cummings, Stuart King, West Thornton | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Benn quits Croydon with passing shot at Labour leadership

The Hon Emily Benn is quitting as a Labour councillor in West Thornton less than two years after being elected, in order to take up a new job in New York with her merchant bank employers. If The Hon Emily’s … Continue reading

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Having a ‘mare: Newman could use chance for a reshuffle

Punch and Judy’s back on at the Town Hall tomorrow night, with the latest full meeting of the council. Nothing of note is likely to be decided. Little of real interest will be announced. That’s transparent and accountable democracy in … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Bernadette Khan, Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, John Wentworth, Louisa Woodley, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mike Selva, New Addington, Patricia Hay-Justice, Simon Hall, Stuart Collins, Tim Pollard, Timothy Godfrey, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Wayne Lawlor, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Salmond snubs Councillor Benn over her granddad’s memory

That family name, which has already opened so many doors for her in a fledgling political career, might have just got The Hon Emily Benn into a bit of a scrap. The Hon Emily, who is the daughter of a … Continue reading

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Now Umunna plays role of Labour’s witch-finder general

Fair is foul and foul is fair… STEVEN DOWNES on how the witch-hunt within the Labour Party is going in Croydon It’s not Halloween for a couple of days yet, but the Murdoch press has banded together with right-wingers who … Continue reading

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Red Labour tells Emily Benn to drop Fisher expulsion call

A Labour members’ and campaigners’ grouping yesterday issued a statement where they said that they fear that Emily Benn, a West Thornton ward councillor, is “…being used by other, more sinister forces within the Parliamentary Party who are out to … Continue reading

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Ex-councillor Smith among contenders for Selhurst selection

Croydon Labour will select their candidate for the ill-timed by-election in Selhurst ward on Tuesday, with around 20 members potentially in the running for this safe Town Hall seat. The vacancy has arisen following the death earlier this month of … Continue reading

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Tony Benn’s granddaughter offered a selection open goal

“Oh no,” said one senior local Labour political figure when Inside Croydon informed them that the Hon Emily Benn would be the Labour parliamentary candidate in Croydon South at next May’s General Election. “What a pity. Why’s she putting herself … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Croydon South, Emily Benn, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tory candidate Mohan gets lost again over Croydon North

Making Croydon a London Living Wage borough? Tick. Announcing free swimming in the council’s pools this summer for all Croydon’s children? Tick. Introduce a £1 million scheme to make good use of the borough’s empty homes? Tick. Making the Tory … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Alison Butler, Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Dudley Mead, Fairfield, Housing, Jason Perry, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Mike Fisher, Property, Simon Hall, Steve O'Connell, Stuart Collins, Tim Pollard, Vidhi Mohan, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Whoops! Tories drop West Thornton from election advert

WALTER CRONXITE, our man outside the Croydon Tories’ head office in Purley with a rolled up copy of the local paper and a iPhone 5S in his pocket, reports on another example that shows that politicians take the electorate for … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Bernadette Khan, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Emily Benn, Steve Reed MP, Stuart King, Vidhi Mohan, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Inglis Road, Addiscombe: London’s most political street?

Is Inglis Road the most political street in Croydon, or even London? This one short road in Addiscombe has six residents who are standing for election in the local council elections on May 22. The six candidates will be representing … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Addiscombe West, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Community associations, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon Greens, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell, Paul Scott, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Legal wrangles threaten to damage Labour campaign

Labour’s campaign to win back control of Croydon Council has encountered legal complications and a touch of scandal this week, with a challenge over selection being taken to a judge, threats of deselection of other candidates, and a party official … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Bensham Manor, Raj Rajendran, Tony Newman, Waddon, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments