Local elections 2018: what does each party stand for?

Posted on May 2nd, by Holly Bernstein in Politics & Society. No Comments

If you’re still not sure who to vote for, here’s a breakdown on what each of the major parties is campaigning for

Plenty of people are in the running for this week’s local election on 3rd May – 267, to be exact.

And according to Croydon Council, over 270,900 voters are currently registered to vote for the candidates contesting the twenty-eight council wards.

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As elections loom, what kind of Croydon do you want?

Posted on November 17th, by Michael Swadling in Politics & Society. No Comments

UKIP candidate Michael Swadling sets out his priorities for next year’s local elections

After the snap election this year, you could be forgiven for being pretty fed up with politics and elections. In 2018, for the fourth straight year, Croydon will be returning to the polls – this time, for the local elections.

Whilst we’ve probably all had enough of voting for a while, these local … Read More »

What Croydon’s politicians had to say about the general election result

Posted on September 8th, by Jean Pierre Ivanov in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Representatives of Labour, UKIP, and the Liberal Democrats share their thoughts on 2017′s snap election

In the wake of the most unpredictable election result in the last few decades, it is really interesting to compare the views on the outcome of the vote by different political parties in Croydon.

The gains made by Labour on the ballot were unexpected and … Read More »

The campaign for Brexit: one year on

Posted on June 28th, by Michael Swadling in Politics & Society. 2 comments

In a longform retrospective, Michael Swadling reflects on running the Leave campaign in Croydon

A year ago the referendum was held on our membership of the EU. In addition to the national campaigns, we had locally run campaigns here in Croydon. I ran the Vote Leave campaign for the borough and – having just been through another vote – it’s a good time to look back at … Read More »

The real Crexit

Posted on June 22nd, by James Naylor in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Croydon’s local divisions are both more interesting and more revealing than the national debate, says James Naylor

First: an apology. You may well be sick of referendum coverage by now. Misleading slogans, misused patriotism, the fears of immigration or economic collapse stoked by an apparently endless army of columnists, and every day a fresh lineup of experts from some field or another telling you that … Read More »

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 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 »

Polite White Flight: coming to a Croydon suburb near you?

Posted on July 14th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 8 comments

Jonny Rose contemplates the subconscious segregation of Croydon

Recently, I asked the question, “Do you know your neighbours?”. Today, I want to ask, “Do your neighbours look like you?”.

Because according to the research of Dr Eric Kaufmann of Birkbeck University if you’re an upwardly-mobile white Croydonian living in the suburbs, the answer is likely to be “yes”. For better or worse, … Read More »

#Datablog: How the general election was won and lost in Croydon

Posted on July 9th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. No Comments

Robert Ward dives deep into the data of Election 2015 and, with a little help from calculated assumptions, paints a picture of how the borough made its mind up

The recent general election reminds us that just because there’s a consensus doesn’t mean that the consensus is right. Most predictions were for a hung parliament. The polls fooled pretty much everybody, including me.

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Croydon’s appetite for self-destruction

Posted on July 6th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 8 comments

Let’s have robust debate in our community, argues Sean Creighton, but we should work together

As I submit this piece to the Citizen, the Annual General Meeting of the Croydon Communities Consortium approaches (to be held on Thursday 16th July). I will be attending in order to make a stand against destructive attacks upon it and upon me. The unpleasant and personal nature of these … Read More »