General Election 2017


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 »



More cash for Croydon’s schools, but not everybody is happy

Posted on September 4th, by Helen Redfern in Politics & Society. 2 comments

The case for all Croydon politicians to welcome new education funding

As a mother, there are few things I care more about than the quality of our schools in Croydon. Not only do I want the best for my own children, I believe that every child in Croydon is entitled to a great education.

I am not alone in this belief. Poll after poll … Read More »



Print archive: May 2017 – Political rubbish

Posted on July 22nd, by The Croydon Citizen in Not featured, Politics & Society. No Comments

Election 2017 was looming, and flytipping was on many voters’ minds

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Now is the time for all politicians to be radical

Posted on July 6th, by Daniel Deefholts in Politics & Society. 6 comments

Labour’s big win in Croydon Central suggests that it is on track to keep control of the council next year, but can old-school socialism revive the borough?

One month ago, the nation and local community in Croydon Central were left in an uncertain state – an election with an inconclusive result left a nation apprehensive and politically divided. I spent election week confident, politically hungry, and optimistic … Read More »



Losing stinks – but the Croydon Conservatives will be back

Posted on June 23rd, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 6 comments

An activist’s-eye-view of this month’s general election in Croydon Central, which ended with the defeat of Conservative Gavin Barwell and victory for Labour’s Sarah Jones

Losing stinks. On 8th June, the Conservatives lost Croydon Central and, as a Croydon Conservative, that hurt. That we had such a fine candidate, and the fact that I along with many others had put considerable effort into getting Gavin Barwell re-elected, … 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 »



Crisis, chaos, and utter Brexit complacency

Posted on June 7th, by Daniel Deefholts in Politics & Society. No Comments

Has the recent resurrection of Sarah Jones added fuel to the Conservatives’ fire, and can tomorrow’s general election solve any of Croydon’s social issues?

Back in October, I remember publicly speaking to an audience at the Community Land Trust’s annual group meeting in East London. I gave a short and sweet speech to address Croydon’s housing crisis, gentrification progress, and how to stimulate the local economy. I … Read More »



I attended the Croydon Central hustings

Posted on June 6th, by Ian Marvin in Politics & Society. No Comments

Spirited debate in London’s most marginal seat

Whether it was an omen or not I can’t really tell, but I had a meeting in Westminster prior to the rescheduled Croydon Central Hustings. As a consequence I picked up a copy of the Evening Standard prior to jumping on a train to East Croydon. There on page three was a photo of incumbent Gavin Barwell, under the headline … Read More »



Croydon’s fake news problem

Posted on June 5th, by John Broadfoot in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Conservative activist John Broadfoot doesn’t recognise some of the claims being made in the campaign for Croydon Central

The majority of those in Britain with an interest in politics watched the results of the US Presidential election with a degree of horror. Not just the result, with Hillary Clinton being beaten by Donald Trump, but more importantly the suggestion that a lot of votes were swung by people reading … Read More »



Croydon should vote Labour to protect the Green Belt and Planning Control

Posted on June 5th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Vote red to keep Croydon green, says Sean Creighton

One of the major issues at the Croydon Local Plan public hearings has been the perceived threat to the Green Belt. This concern was shared by both residents associations and the Croydon TUC Assembly environment forum.

It would be understandable if voters in the southern parts of Croydon decided not to vote Labour this coming Thursday because … Read More »