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The Public Gallery: Jones plays Jack Bauer and Barwell makes the front page as Labour’s Croydon lead narrows

Posted on March 19th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Black, you’re finally learning how to play the game. The Citizen’s Politics Editor on Jones’s all-nighter and how not to boost Barwell

Barwell makes front page of the Evening Standard over leaked templates for letters of endorsement

If you picked up the Evening Standard on Monday, you may have seen that Croydon was on the front page (we were on the front page on Tuesday, too, for more … 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 »



The Public Gallery: Labour in the lead in Croydon Central as Zone 4 united front falters

Posted on November 6th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. No Comments

The politicians were never going to play nice for long on Zone 4 Croydon, writes Tom Black

O’Connell and Barwell write to Boris about Zone 4 Croydon

Gavin Barwell MP and Steve O’Connell AM have written to Boris Johnson about the Zone 4 Croydon campaign, requesting “a meeting with TfL Director Sir Peter Hendy and you [Johnson] to seek your support for a review … Read More »