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More than one Tory politician to blame for austerity

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Inside Croydon’s editor, STEVEN DOWNES, puts forward a view that may surprise many

It’s time to lay off Gavin Barwell.

Not because of the sly and underhand way he often conducted himself when a Tory MP for Croydon Central, ducking and diving around his election expenses, his misleading leaflets and emails to constituents, and breaking various pledges to the community, while for seven years he used taxpayer-funded resources to hire a team of gofers and arse-lickers who spent far too much time and effort burnishing their boss’s reputation and trying to build an electoral advantage. 1,346 more words


Barwell under pressure over failure to review fire safety

Gavin Barwell, a week after losing one job, is already under pressure in his new post, as more difficult questions are being asked why he did not fulfil a promise he made, when housing minister, to act over a fire safety review. 864 more words

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Election 2017: Will it be a horse of a different colour?

ELECTION COMMENTARY: As Croydon goes to the polls today, American politics professor DR BOB BEATTY takes a brief pause to reflect after a frantic week following the various campaigns… 955 more words


Change in political weather has made Croydon a 'must win'

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, takes a last look at the latest opinion polls and what they mean before tomorrow’s polling day

There can be no excuses for Labour if they fail to take Croydon Central tomorrow. 727 more words


Labour rouse their troops in the rain with a touch of park life

Park Hill Park was the venue last night for by far the biggest election campaign event in Croydon of the 2017 campaign, as Labour staged a rally, one of half a dozen similar events held simultaneously around the country… 674 more words


Barwell's bogus 'Dear Neighbour' letters use an old Cons trick

KEN LEE, our politics reporter, has found that the Tory campaign in Croydon Central has been less than truthful, again

In the final days of the election campaign, and gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell has resorted to a tried and trusted tactic to try to get re-elected: lying. 1,174 more words