Vidhi Mohan

The Public Gallery: Thirty-two Thursdays

Posted on September 18th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Tom Black starts the countdown clock on Election 2015 – but finds that the candidates have beaten him to it

Like many observers, I was unhappy about the Fixed Term Parliaments Act of 2011. It seemed to be making a major constitutional change – fixing the exact dates of our elections in advance – for the sake of making sure Nick Clegg wouldn’t … Read More »

The Public Gallery: Gone fishin’

Posted on September 11th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The Citizen’s weekly politics column returns, and examines the surprise big story of September. But Tom Black warns that we oughtn’t get carried away about the power of Twitter

So what did I miss?

I had a very lovely time at the Edinburgh Fringe (and you can see a snapshot of what I was up to here), but I did wonder about what I … Read More »

#VoteVidhi – Are Croydon Conservatives scraping the pork-barrel?

Posted on July 9th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 23 comments

Jonny Rose, the scourge of Croydon’s political class, turns his ironic gaze on the Conservatives’ new candidate for Croydon North

A recent FOI request has suggested that Croydon Conservative councillor, Vidhi Mohan, has been instrumental in allocating a majority of the Mayor’s Regeneration Fund to his own council ward of Fairfield.

An examination of the document shows that nearly twice as many projects … 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 »