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What Croydon’s politicians had to say about the general election result

Posted on September 8th, by Jean Pierre Ivanov in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Representatives of Labour, UKIP, and the Liberal Democrats share their thoughts on 2017′s snap election

In the wake of the most unpredictable election result in the last few decades, it is really interesting to compare the views on the outcome of the vote by different political parties in Croydon.

The gains made by Labour on the ballot were unexpected and … Read More »



Sarah Jones has gained Croydon Central for Labour

Posted on June 9th, by Zach Baker in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Croydon Central result changes Croydon’s political map for first time since 2005

After a long night of counting and deliberation, the results came in for Croydon’s three constituencies. Croydon North and Croydon South have been traditionally safe seats for the Labour and Conservative parties respectively. This year’s results kept those seats in the red and blue columns. However Croydon Central swung left and was gained by the … Read More »



The Brexit effect on Croydon’s general election

Posted on May 26th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 8 comments

We’re having an unexpected election because of an unexpected result, and its shockwaves are felt in Croydon’s campaigns

We are where we are. Unfortunately, much of the discussion since the Brexit vote has been diverted into places where we are not. It can be a good place to hide if you don’t like where we are, but doesn’t change the reality.

Where we are is that … Read More »



Why you should vote in this election, more than ever before

Posted on May 18th, by Saif Bonar in Politics & Society. 13 comments

Businessman and founder of Matthews Yard, Saif Bonar is asking readers to register to vote – and vote Labour

Are you one of the 2.4 million young people that isn’t registered to vote? If you are, I feel you. But this time, you really must, especially in Croydon. Yeah, yeah, hear me out. I was you. I am you. I feel or felt the same way as … Read More »



A very real housing crisis

Posted on February 9th, by Alison Butler in Politics & Society. 5 comments

Labour’s Deputy Leader of Croydon Council raises the root causes behind homelessness, and what’s being done about them

Homes, homes, homes – a bit of a buzzword at the moment, with the government pledging different amounts of money for different things, or sometimes the same money for different things. However, what is lacking is the withdrawal of polices which are doing so much harm in … Read More »



May 2016 in brief

Posted on June 20th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

May’s news in brief, summarised for your convenience by the Citizen team

Croydon became a haven for bees

The team that brought Saffron Central, the world’s largest urban saffron farm, to Croydon in 2015 is now using the space to create a haven for bees. With the support of Croydon Beekeepers Association and community volunteers, they have planted the site, formerly the location of Croydon’s council … Read More »



The Croydon Manifesto

Posted on May 4th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The five leading candidates for Mayor of London make their case for why they’re the best person for the job. Presented in alphabetical order, the Green, Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem and UKIP candidates argue for Croydon’s support

Sian Berry (Green Party)

Croydon is seeing new luxury apartments being built and landlords attempting to use permitted development to convert offices into tiny flats, … Read More »



Staying in the EU is all about control

Posted on February 29th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 14 comments

Robert Ward isn’t sure how he’ll vote in the EU referendum yet, but he knows what issues will determine his choice

We now know how our three Croydon MPs will vote in the forthcoming referendum on our EU membership. They all plan to vote for us to remain, although Chris Philp does so somewhat reluctantly.

None of the three are old enough … Read More »



Let’s get organised to win the REAL Living Wage!

Posted on November 9th, by Jamie Audsley in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Jamie Audsley has seen what can be achieved with successful community organising. Now he wants to end poverty pay in Croydon

Poverty wages are affecting the future success and happiness of Croydon’s children. This should concern us all, whether we have kids of our own or not. I remember all too clearly my feelings of anger and frustration eight years ago, when I was a … Read More »



Why is the Citizen so left wing?

Posted on October 23rd, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 11 comments

Editorial team member Tom Black has started to wonder if there’s something about the Citizen that attracts those on the left

A spectre is haunting Croydon. The spectre of left-leaning community news magazines.

There are those who feel that the Croydon Citizen is a ‘left wing rag’.

There are those who won’t pick it up because they think that the temple logo makes it look religious. … Read More »