Labour Party


Looking back: Croydon’s local elections, 1968

Posted on June 7th, by Daniel Frost in Politics & Society. 2 comments

How the destruction of the Labour party in Croydon sowed the seeds of its eventual resurrection

Fifty years ago, Croydon’s Labour Party was reeling from the London borough’s first set of local elections following its creation in 1965. A relatively balanced set had been returned to the first council in 1964: twenty-one Labour, fifteen Residents or Independents (including six ‘Conservative-Residents’) and twenty-four out-and-out Conservatives.

By 9th … Read More »



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 »



Will Labour listen on Croydon’s planning?

Posted on June 22nd, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. No Comments

Sean Creighton has a conversation with Paul Scott, the Chair of Planning, on local housing

Following the end of the Local Plan Examination Public Hearings I wrote to all of the councillors involved to suggest that it is in their mutual interests to gather and assess whether any more modifications should be offered to the inspector. There is much that both parties agree with in the plan … 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 »



The Brexit effect on Croydon’s general election

Posted on May 26th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 8 comments

We’re having an unexpected election because of an unexpected result, and its shockwaves are felt in Croydon’s campaigns

We are where we are. Unfortunately, much of the discussion since the Brexit vote has been diverted into places where we are not. It can be a good place to hide if you don’t like where we are, but doesn’t change the reality.

Where we are is that … Read More »



Why you should vote in this election, more than ever before

Posted on May 18th, by Saif Bonar in Politics & Society. 13 comments

Businessman and founder of Matthews Yard, Saif Bonar is asking readers to register to vote – and vote Labour

Are you one of the 2.4 million young people that isn’t registered to vote? If you are, I feel you. But this time, you really must, especially in Croydon. Yeah, yeah, hear me out. I was you. I am you. I feel or felt the same way as … Read More »



A very real housing crisis

Posted on February 9th, by Alison Butler in Politics & Society. 5 comments

Labour’s Deputy Leader of Croydon Council raises the root causes behind homelessness, and what’s being done about them

Homes, homes, homes – a bit of a buzzword at the moment, with the government pledging different amounts of money for different things, or sometimes the same money for different things. However, what is lacking is the withdrawal of polices which are doing so much harm in … 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 »



Staying in the EU is all about control

Posted on February 29th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 14 comments

Robert Ward isn’t sure how he’ll vote in the EU referendum yet, but he knows what issues will determine his choice

We now know how our three Croydon MPs will vote in the forthcoming referendum on our EU membership. They all plan to vote for us to remain, although Chris Philp does so somewhat reluctantly.

None of the three are old enough … Read More »



Campaign for a nuclear free Croydon

Posted on January 19th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Opposition to Trident renewal isn’t just leftie idiocy, says Sean Creighton. So why can’t it get a hearing?

On Thursday 14th January, the Croydon Guardian ran an article on its website concerning the differences in the Labour Party over whether or not to replace Trident. The story contains no comments from local Labour Party activists.

While the article gives a lot of column coverage for the … Read More »