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The Public Gallery: Were you still up for Kellett?

Posted on May 29th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. No Comments

After a long night last Thursday, Croydon Labour emerged as our new council’s governing party. Tom Black was there until sunrise – and beyond

Labour wins control of the council by 40 seats to 30

After weeks of a narrowing poll lead and an increasingly competitive campaign, the Croydon Council election proved to have a decisive outcome. The ‘Labour nightmare scenario’ – where Labour … Read More »



The Public Gallery: New battlegrounds, deprivation and my chat with Ed Miliband

Posted on May 8th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Tom Black may have spoken too soon in claiming there were just two wards of interest in this election. This week he re-assesses the evidence, and reports on a new Citizen reader – the Leader of the Opposition

Ashburton and Fairfield campaigners insist it ain’t over ’til it’s over

Have I been too quick to write off the rest of Croydon in TPGs-gone-by? Perhaps.

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