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Croydon MP Barwell was a target in Mirror's "sext" sting

Gavin Barwell, the Croydon Central MP and a government whip, was one of a number of Tories targeted by the Sunday Mirror as part of the Twitter sleaze sting which led to the resignation yesterday of government minister Brooks Newmark. 917 more words


Another Tory blunder as they sign UKIP campaigner as member

Massive embarrassment for Croydon’s Conservatives – another one following #WadGate – as one of their Coulsdon councillors had to be told that one of his own local Tory party members is not only on the membership list for their political rivals UKIP, but has also been actively campaigning on behalf of Nigel Farage’s party. 1,034 more words


Ottaway milked MPs' pay system for £250,000 last year

Conservative MP Richard Ottaway has hit the parliamentary jackpot again.

According to the latest official figures from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, or IPSA, in the financial year to May 2014, Tricky Dicky cost the taxpayer the grand total of: 1,020 more words


Oh Phlip! Philp gets the name of fellow Tory candidate wrong

It was Mario Creatura, who has risen from desperate wannabe politician to become an MP’s gobby fac totum and a councillor for one of the safest Tory wards in the borough, who infamously said of Croydon North’s parliamentary constituency that it is “unwinnable and a waste of effort” for his party. 645 more words


#WadGate the Movie. Or Mike Fisher: My Part In His Downfall

@ArfurZTowcrate clearly has too few followers on Twitter.

This piece of (albeit derivative) brilliance deserves a much wider audience. Do read the sub-titles… 372 more words


Tory leader Fisher is caught red-handed with £10,000 pay hike

Mike Fisher, the leader of the Tories on Croydon Council, has more reason than usual to be red-faced today, after he was caught red-handed having paid himself an extra £10,000 in his final year as leader of the council. 916 more words


"Farage is right" says Coulsdon councillor and Tory MP's gofer

A leading member of the Conservative party in Croydon, and the Westminster assistant to a Tory MP in a marginal seat with a significant Muslim population, has backed UKIP’s Nigel Farage. 803 more words