London Elections 2016


Election 2016: What do the results tell us about Croydon?

Posted on May 26th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. No Comments

Robert Ward drills down into the data to draw conclusions on which way the borough is leaning

You will be relieved to know that the recent election for the Greater London Authority and London mayor is the last for some time (I don’t count the EU referendum). But it’s hard to resist firing up the spreadsheet one last time before taking a rest.

Since … Read More »



Election 2016: How did Croydon vote?

Posted on May 24th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. No Comments

Itching to know which way the borough is swinging? Tom Black and guest psephologist Tom Anderson get down and dirty with the numbers so that you don’t have to

The final result on 6th May couldn’t have been clearer. Sadiq Khan became London’s first Labour mayor in eight years, and Conservative Steve O’Connell was re-elected to the London Assembly for the constituency seat of Croydon … Read More »



Print archive: April 2016 – Election 2016

Posted on May 24th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

April 2016′s print edition brought election season to Croydon once again, with interviews and manifestos from all major candidates and plenty of commentary. Plus food, drink, and local economics

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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 »



“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 »



“I want to make Croydon an area to be proud of”: interview with Peter Staveley, UKIP’s candidate for the London Assembly

Posted on March 24th, by Andrew Hamilton-Thomas in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Andrew Hamilton-Thomas talks to UKIP’s local candidate for May’s London Assembly election

Tell me a bit about yourself; what makes you passionate, and why you want to represent UKIP as the Croydon and Sutton representative on the London Assembly?

I got into politics initially because I discovered that the UK was paying a large amount of money every year (currently around £20 billion gross, … Read More »



“As mayor, I will stand up for London and work to make it greater still”: interview with Zac Goldsmith, Conservative candidate for Mayor of London

Posted on March 17th, by Andrew Hamilton-Thomas in Politics & Society. No Comments

After speaking to Labour’s Sadiq Khan, Andrew Hamilton-Thomas interviews Conservative candidate for London Mayor, Zac Goldsmith

What makes you passionate about London and what is it that you want to see and plan on changing if you win office?

I was born and raised in London, and I love this city: its achievements, its deep sense of possibility, its confidence in its many identities. … Read More »



“Croydon needs the opportunity to fulfil its potential”: interview with Sadiq Khan, Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London

Posted on March 3rd, by Andrew Hamilton-Thomas in Politics & Society. No Comments

Andrew Hamilton-Thomas interviews Labour’s candidate for London Mayor, Sadiq Khan

First of all, I’d like to ask you about the same areas I discussed with your colleague Marina. What’s your plan for housing?

London’s the greatest city in the world, but we’re at a crossroads. Typically, Londoners are being priced out of London because of the housing crisis and the cost of commuting. Croydon … Read More »



“I am committed to being a champion for my two boroughs”: interview with Steve O’Connell, Conservative candidate for the London Assembly

Posted on March 1st, by Andrew Hamilton-Thomas in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Andrew Hamilton-Thomas continues his series of interviews by sitting down with Croydon and Sutton’s incumbent London Assembly member, Conservative Steve O’Connell

Tell us a bit about yourself and what makes you passionate about Croydon and Sutton.

Well I’m a local Croydon resident, and have been honoured to be the Greater London Assembly (GLA) Member for Croydon and Sutton for the past seven and a … Read More »