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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 »

Local elections 2018: what does each party stand for?

Posted on May 2nd, by Holly Bernstein in Politics & Society. No Comments

If you’re still not sure who to vote for, here’s a breakdown on what each of the major parties is campaigning for

Plenty of people are in the running for this week’s local election on 3rd May – 267, to be exact.

And according to Croydon Council, over 270,900 voters are currently registered to vote for the candidates contesting the twenty-eight council wards.

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Vote Green this May for a cleaner, safer, happier Croydon

Posted on April 26th, by Peter Underwood in Politics & Society. 2 comments

The two-party system is failing Croydon. Here’s an alternative that works for you, says the Green Party’s Peter Underwood

On 3rd May this year you will elect your local councillors to sit on Croydon Council for the next four years. This is your chance to change Croydon for the better by electing Croydon’s first Green Party councillors.

We deserve better than the stale old Punch-and-Judy politics … Read More »

The Croydon Manifesto

Posted on May 4th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The five leading candidates for Mayor of London make their case for why they’re the best person for the job. Presented in alphabetical order, the Green, Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem and UKIP candidates argue for Croydon’s support

Sian Berry (Green Party)

Croydon is seeing new luxury apartments being built and landlords attempting to use permitted development to convert offices into tiny flats, … Read More »

“Running through all our policies like a stick of rock is climate change”: interview with Tracey Hague, Green Party candidate for the London Assembly

Posted on April 7th, by Andrew Hamilton-Thomas in Politics & Society. No Comments

Andrew Hamilton-Thomas’ series of interviews with London Assembly candidates concludes, as Tracey Hague stakes out the Green case and ‘the power of good ideas’

Tell me a bit about yourself. What makes you passionate? Why are you standing for the London Assembly as the Green Party candidate for Croydon and Sutton?

Croydon born and bred, I am a mum of two boys and active … Read More »

Why is the Citizen so left wing?

Posted on October 23rd, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 11 comments

Editorial team member Tom Black has started to wonder if there’s something about the Citizen that attracts those on the left

A spectre is haunting Croydon. The spectre of left-leaning community news magazines.

There are those who feel that the Croydon Citizen is a ‘left wing rag’.

There are those who won’t pick it up because they think that the temple logo makes it look religious. … Read More »

#Datablog: How the general election was won and lost in Croydon

Posted on July 9th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. No Comments

Robert Ward dives deep into the data of Election 2015 and, with a little help from calculated assumptions, paints a picture of how the borough made its mind up

The recent general election reminds us that just because there’s a consensus doesn’t mean that the consensus is right. Most predictions were for a hung parliament. The polls fooled pretty much everybody, including me.

The … Read More »

There are no wasted votes – only unused ones

Posted on April 13th, by Peter Underwood in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

  Peter Underwood is tired of hearing about ‘wasted votes’ – in his view, there’s no such thing

I recently received an email from a south Croydon resident who said that he agreed with Green Party policies, but he was wondering whether voting Green would be a ‘wasted vote’. This topic of whether votes are ‘wasted’ will no doubt come up a lot over the coming … Read More »

Croydon on the climate change march, Saturday 7th March 2015

Posted on March 18th, by Peter Underwood in Politics & Society. 4 comments

One Saturday in March, a group of Croydonians set out to make a difference. Peter Underwood reports

On Saturday 7th March a group of Croydon residents met at East Croydon station before heading up to central London. We were on our way to join many thousands of others on a march to highlight the need for action on climate change.

We were a diverse group with … Read More »

The Public Gallery: Seventy days

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

After a short sabbatical, Tom Black returns to cast his eye over Croydon’s politics ten weeks before the general election, and to make a special announcement

National issues dominate Croydon’s campaigns as general election looms

Ten weeks from today, Croydonians – and their fellow Britons – will go to the polls and elect a new government. It might look a lot like the current … Read More »