General Election 2015


The Public Gallery: The eve of Election 2015

Posted on May 6th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. No Comments

With nineteen hours until the polls open, Tom Black takes a final look at Croydon’s three elections

Head-to-head debate an undoubtedly ‘lively’ evening

On Saturday evening, I had the honour of chairing a debate between Sarah Jones and Gavin Barwell in the race for Croydon Central. After more than a dozen debates, many with five or even all seven candidates on the platform, the Citizen‘s head-to-head … Read More »



#CitizenDebate: Download the podcast now

Posted on May 5th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The Citizen’s head-to-head debate between Sarah Jones and Gavin Barwell is now available online

On Saturday evening, 2nd May, Gavin Barwell (Conservative) and Sarah Jones (Labour) went head-to-head for the final debate of the campaign in Croydon Central. Hosted by the Croydon Citizen at Matthew’s Yard, the event was attended by more than a hundred people and chaired by Citizen politics editor Tom Black.

Topics included education, … Read More »



Croydon: Affordable housing is not as important as the homeless

Posted on May 1st, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Jonny Rose uncovers the burning issue that, he says, our politicians are ignoring

They say that “home is where the heart is” – but the saying surely rings rings hollow for the men and women that are sleeping rough or are in long-term ‘temporary’ accommodation every night in Croydon.

As I have written before, we are desperately short of affordable homes. Understandably, renting and ownership are … Read More »



Head-to-head: Gavin Barwell and Sarah Jones answer our questions

Posted on April 29th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The Citizen presents the frontrunning candidates for Croydon Central – in their own words

The race in Croydon Central is Croydon’s most competitive electoral contest, and one of the closest in the entire country. With other parties a good way behind, it’s clear that either the incumbent Conservative MP, Gavin Barwell, or the Labour challenger, Sarah Jones, will win.

On 7th May, we will … Read More »



Black praise, white politics: Ed Miliband comes to Croydon

Posted on April 27th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 5 comments

After Ed Miliband – an avowed atheist – visits a Croydon church, local (tech) evangelist Jonny Rose speculates on how the major parties might tap into the BME vote

Engaging the pious and the pigmented

With less than a month until the elections – and the threat of gainful unemployment for many – it’s not surprising to see politicians turn to the Almighty for some … 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 »



Traditional hustings, Speakers’ Corner-style, to take place in Croydon town centre on Saturday 25th April

Posted on April 22nd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 2 comments

Croydon is to host a ‘people’s hustings’, intended to revive the tradition of open-air, face-to-face engagement between politicians and public at election time.

Release begins: The People’s Hustings,which is being organised by the Croydon Speakers’ Corner Committee, will take place in North End outside Marks & Spencer at 11:30am on Saturday 25th April 2015 and will give Croydon Central Parliamentary candidates the opportunity to revive the traditional hustings by addressing local people … Read More »



The choice facing Croydon

Posted on April 16th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The local and national economy on his mind, Conservative Robert Ward explains the process that decided how he’ll cast his vote

Don’t be surprised if your doorbell rings more often than usual over the next few weeks. Arguably the most important and certainly the most difficult to predict general election in a generation approaches. The political parties are fighting for every vote. Canvassers are everywhere … Read More »



The Public Gallery: Too close to call

Posted on April 16th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. No Comments

Tom Black is beginning to miss the calm of the silly season as Croydon Central turns into Florida 2000

Stats genius brands Croydon Central ‘the closest seat in the country’

Nate Silver, the famed American statistician who made his start predicting the performance of baseball teams and exploded into the complex world of predicting America’s presidential politics in 2008, has set his sights on … Read More »



Print Archive: March 2015 News Magazine – Educating Tech City

Posted on April 16th, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

March 2015′s issue lifts the lid on Croydon Tech City and its efforts to make the next generation into coders

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