Tessa Jowell

The Public Gallery: What the next government could mean for Croydon

Posted on March 26th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Tom Black’s been thinking of post- general election scenarios, and some unthinkable ones

The next election is the hardest to predict in living memory. The papers and the airwaves are filled with talk of minority governments, coalitions, pacts, ‘case-by-case agreements’, and ‘well hung parliaments’ (the somewhat racy name for a parliament in which even two parties together cannot form a majority government).

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The Public Gallery: Big beasts a-roarin’ as UKIP demotes McKenzie

Posted on March 12th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Tom Black reports on the big noises in and around Croydon’s political sphere, and the Public Gallery branches out into radio

Big beasts spotted in Croydon

Two high-powered political women came to the aid of their candidates in the increasingly knife-edge Croydon Central contest last weekend. For Labour, Tessa Jowell – former Olympics minister and quite possibly the next mayor of London – campaigned … Read More »