Ian Austen


May in brief

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

The big stories of May, summarised in one place

Croydon Central went to the wire on election night

While the country decided against a knife-edge result, the promised cliff-hanger in Croydon Central did not fail to materialise. At 4:30am on Friday 8th May, a partial recount was announced. Morning had broken before the final outcome in the battle between incumbent Conservative Gavin Barwell and … 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 »