EU referendum 2016


Battling over Brexit in Croydon

Posted on July 24th, by Max Shirley in Politics & Society. 13 comments

As Brexit continues to dominate headlines, it’s time to take a look at this national issue from a local level

It has been just over two years since the British people voted to leave the European Union and, to this day, little advancement in negotiations have been made and calls for a second vote have been consistent. It was a close vote, especially within Croydon as, while the … Read More »



Two years on and Brexit is still going strong

Posted on June 14th, by Michael Swadling in Politics & Society. 20 comments

Twenty-four months after the EU referendum, where are we in Croydon?

On 24th May Croydon’s Leave campaign team held a public meeting in Clyde Hall, Croydon, to discuss Britain’s opportunities outside the EU. The meeting had guest speakers Chris Philp, MP for Croydon South, and London Assembly member, David Kurten. Each spoke followed by a Q&A, with much follow-up discussion afterwards.

Chris supported the Remain campaign … Read More »



The EU referendum is not a done deal

Posted on April 26th, by Barnaby Powell in Politics & Society. 4 comments

There are things that you can do to stop the UK leaving the EU

Ahead of the local elections in early May and before we get to choose our dictators after they’ve told us what we think it is we want to hear, let us raise our sights above and beyond the local scourges of knife crime, rogue landlords and pestilential fly tipping to focus on an … Read More »



Winter in brief

Posted on February 23rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big news stories of winter 2016-2017, summarised for your convenience by the Citizen team

Annual ‘Big Street Clean’ sees young Ahmadiyya Muslims tidy up Croydon on New Year’s Day

Young men from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) Croydon celebrated the start of 2017 by waking at the crack of dawn. After offering communal prayers for a prosperous year ahead and their usual morning prayer, they took to the streets, … Read More »



Croydon and the referendum: how we voted

Posted on February 15th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 12 comments

Tracking voting data across the borough’s wards

More has emerged on how people voted in the EU referendum through an investigation by the BBC. Reporter Martin Rosenbaum used freedom of information requests to access more detail of how people voted from a cross-section of councils.

This data was not previously available; indeed, it is not data that councils were required to collect at all, because this … Read More »