Looking back: Croydon’s local elections, 1968

Posted on June 7th, by Daniel Frost in Politics & Society. 2 comments

How the destruction of the Labour party in Croydon sowed the seeds of its eventual resurrection

Fifty years ago, Croydon’s Labour Party was reeling from the London borough’s first set of local elections following its creation in 1965. A relatively balanced set had been returned to the first council in 1964: twenty-one Labour, fifteen Residents or Independents (including six ‘Conservative-Residents’) and twenty-four out-and-out Conservatives.

By 9th … Read More »

The Croydon Manifesto 2018

Posted on April 5th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 2 comments

With local elections looming on 3rd May, we meet the opposing forces battling to take control of Croydon’s council

Croydon goes to the polls with the rest of London and much of metropolitan England on Thursday 3rd May. Against a backdrop of renewed two-party politics in the UK, the Citizen reached out to the two men vying to be leader of Croydon Council on 4th May: the … Read More »

Croydon elections to the UK Youth Parliament

Posted on March 10th, by Liberty Martin in Politics & Society. No Comments

What’s in the manifesto? Liberty Martin talks to Croydon Youth representatives, Jonelle Awomoyi and Kofi O. Frimpong

“Democracy is a very, very precious thing because it changes things in a peaceful way”, declared Council Leader Tony Newman before announcing the long-awaited results for the 2016 Croydon UK Youth Parliament elections on Friday 12th February.

Thousands of young Croydonians took part in a democratic process this February … Read More »

The Public Gallery: Three weeks to go

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

The poll of small things: Tom Black considers the crunch points of Croydon’s local elections and cheers as Citizen contributors join battle

Holy moly, in just 21 days the polls will be open. Where did the time go? It seems like only yesterday that I was questioning why the Tories hadn’t selected any candidates yet, asking which party would be able to capitalise … Read More »

‘I know exactly how I’d attack me’: Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell on Lillian’s Law, real-time tweeting and life outside Westminster

Posted on April 8th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Tom Black meets Gavin Barwell, MP for Croydon Central, and talks success, regrets and why some people seem so afraid of him

Those who imagine the MP for Croydon Central living the Westminster high life would be disappointed by his entrance. He saunters into Matthew’s Yard, hands in pockets and clad in the most casual of fleeces. Spotting me – we’ve met half a dozen … Read More »