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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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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 »



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 »



“I believe in community politics and local decision making”: interview with Amna Ahmad, Liberal Democrat candidate for the London Assembly

Posted on April 14th, by Andrew Hamilton-Thomas in Politics & Society. No Comments

Andrew Hamilton-Thomas’ interviews with Croydon and Sutton’s London Assembly candidates continue, with Liberal Democrat Amna Ahmad making her case

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

I grew up in south London, but I was born in Pakistan, moving to London when … 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.

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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 »



Politics is in flux: Good! We can do better.

Posted on January 22nd, by Jon Bigger in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Politics is shifting dramatically. Class War candidate for Croydon South Jon Bigger explains why, and outlines his hopes for the future

British politics is changing. The old positions of left and right no longer apply to many of our political parties in as much as they seem to occupy the same ground. It would be simplistic to say that they are responding to the electorate … Read More »



“Rebels don’t make jokes about how excellent it is to have bishops in the House of Lords”: An interview with John O’Farrell

Posted on February 19th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. No Comments

Not many people go from satirising politicians to standing for election. Tom Black talks comedy, UKIP and Croydon with one of the British left’s funniest figures

I meet John O’Farrell in Ruskin House, the warm, welcoming building at the top of Coombe Road. The traditional home of Croydon’s Labour Party, it’s also the national headquarters of the Communist Party of Britain. O’Farrell is amused when … Read More »



The Public Gallery: The Other Guys

Posted on January 23rd, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 9 comments

So far, Tom Black has analysed the hopes and possibilities for the Tories and Labour in 2014. Now, in this bumper special, he turns his attention to the other three parties trying to make an impact in May’s local election

The tired veteran: the Liberal Democrats

As past TPGs (and a full-length article) have shown, the Lib Dems in their various guises over the years … Read More »



Shock Deferral of the Beddington Lane Incinerator: As It Happened

Posted on April 25th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. No Comments

Tom Black got more than he bargained for when he livetweeted last night’s planning meeting – and not just from the Stop The Incinerator campaign. Read our complete livetweet here

The atmosphere was tense last night at Sutton Civic Hall. The protest against the incinerator by the Stop The Incinerator campaign (whose arguments are partly laid out here) was a friendly but determined affair, featuring various … Read More »