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What next for Croydon’s re-elected Labour council?

Posted on May 9th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 2 comments

With local election turnout at just 38%, Croydon’s politicians need a change of style

Voter turnout in Croydon was only 38%. It will take a lot of analysis to assess what the results in each ward mean.

Although Labour increased its share of seats to forty-one and retained control of the council, it clearly failed in the knock-up on election day to find the nine extra … Read More »



Who stole Croydon Town Hall?

Posted on September 20th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

A new book explains why ‘cabinet’ government by councils is the end of local democracy as we know it

Over the last year, there has been growing realisation within both the local Conservative and Labour parties that the executive leader and cabinet system for running Croydon Council has major flaws. The key question is whether either party will include in their local election promises next year a … Read More »



Not for profit: Develop Croydon has community at its core

Posted on November 25th, by Tom Lickley in Economics & Business. 1 Comment

Tom Lickley addresses the criticism levelled at the Develop Croydon Conference

The Develop Croydon Conference took place on 22nd November, drawing together council members, developers, architects, investors, occupiers and community interest groups to discuss the town’s regeneration and offer the opportunity for delegates to learn about the finer detail behind the exciting plans for the town’s future.

As is often the case for these type … Read More »



No plan B: should Croydon pin its hopes on Westfield?

Posted on November 25th, by Peter Latham in Economics & Business. 2 comments

The wonder of Westfield? Peter Latham isn’t so sure

What kind of economy do we need in Croydon? The Croydon Trades Union Council’s (CTUC) commentary and recommendations on Croydon Council’s Growth Plan, issued in August 2014, have been ignored by the new Labour council which, like its Conservative neo-liberal predecessors, puts a great deal of faith in the potential benefits from the Westfield/Hammerson redevelopment of … Read More »