Emily Benn


March 2016 in brief

Posted on April 6th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 3 comments

The news highlights for March 2016 in Croydon, compiled by the Citizen team

Confirmation that Fairfield Halls will close on 15th July for two years

The Croydon Advertiser reported at the end of February that the Fairfield Halls will close its doors for two years as its £30 million rebuild begins. Fairfield (Croydon) Ltd, the charity which operates the building, had dropped its opposition … Read More »



The Public Gallery: Labour brings music and Miliband to the campaign trail

Posted on April 23rd, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Close encounters for the second time between our very own Tom Black and the Labour leader

Would I like to interview Ed Miliband again?

Hell yes, I’d like to interview Ed Miliband again.

Those were not my exact words when Tim Longhurst of Croydon Radio let me know the Labour leader was in town and Croydon Radio had been asked if … Read More »



The Public Gallery: Gone fishin’

Posted on September 11th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The Citizen’s weekly politics column returns, and examines the surprise big story of September. But Tom Black warns that we oughtn’t get carried away about the power of Twitter

So what did I miss?

I had a very lovely time at the Edinburgh Fringe (and you can see a snapshot of what I was up to here), but I did wonder about what I … Read More »



The Public Gallery: Benn a shoo-in for Labour in Croydon South

Posted on June 26th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The granddaughter of the late Tony Benn is all-but assured the Labour selection in true-blue Croydon South, writes Tom Black

Emily Benn to win Labour selection for Croydon South

Last November, the Croydon South Conservative Association selected their parliamentary candidate for 2015. My predictions were fairly wide of the mark, I must sheepishly admit. This week, however, I can assure you that Labour’s selection result in … Read More »