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The Public Gallery: Were you still up for Kellett?

Posted on May 29th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. No Comments

After a long night last Thursday, Croydon Labour emerged as our new council’s governing party. Tom Black was there until sunrise – and beyond

Labour wins control of the council by 40 seats to 30

After weeks of a narrowing poll lead and an increasingly competitive campaign, the Croydon Council election proved to have a decisive outcome. The ‘Labour nightmare scenario’ – where Labour … Read More »



The Public Gallery: Careless tweets cost… votes?

Posted on March 27th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 17 comments

There’s trouble on t’Twitter: Tom Black considers the consequences of social media victimisation for political life in Croydon

It was a particularly raucous session of full council on Monday night. But aside from unusual levels of noise from Labour, and a few farewell speeches from retiring (or deselected) councillors, it was nothing particularly out of the ordinary. When the council actually began debating … Read More »