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Election 2016: What do the results tell us about Croydon?

Posted on May 26th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. No Comments

Robert Ward drills down into the data to draw conclusions on which way the borough is leaning

You will be relieved to know that the recent election for the Greater London Authority and London mayor is the last for some time (I don’t count the EU referendum). But it’s hard to resist firing up the spreadsheet one last time before taking a rest.

Since … Read More »



Election 2016: How did Croydon vote?

Posted on May 24th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. No Comments

Itching to know which way the borough is swinging? Tom Black and guest psephologist Tom Anderson get down and dirty with the numbers so that you don’t have to

The final result on 6th May couldn’t have been clearer. Sadiq Khan became London’s first Labour mayor in eight years, and Conservative Steve O’Connell was re-elected to the London Assembly for the constituency seat of Croydon … Read More »



How Zac lost, why Sadiq won, and what’s next

Posted on May 13th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 8 comments

Local Conservative activist Robert Ward has experienced his first losing campaign. He’s now in a reflective mood

So another election is done. The big prize was Mayor of London which Labour’s Sadiq Khan won. Congratulations to him.

Losing is not a good feeling. True, it could have been worse. Steve O’Connell was re-elected to the London Assembly with an increased majority; and losing the … Read More »



How safe are you on Croydon’s trains?

Posted on April 26th, by Max Shirley in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Max Shirley has been looking at some crime statistics that might make East Croydon’s commuters uneasy

Since February 2015, 125 crimes have been recorded at East Croydon station. It’s a very busy station indeed: the country’s third busiest non-terminal station with an estimated 71,000 passengers per day embarking, disembarking or changing there, but compared to other stations in the area this crime figure still seems … Read More »



“As mayor, I will stand up for London and work to make it greater still”: interview with Zac Goldsmith, Conservative candidate for Mayor of London

Posted on March 17th, by Andrew Hamilton-Thomas in Politics & Society. No Comments

After speaking to Labour’s Sadiq Khan, Andrew Hamilton-Thomas interviews Conservative candidate for London Mayor, Zac Goldsmith

What makes you passionate about London and what is it that you want to see and plan on changing if you win office?

I was born and raised in London, and I love this city: its achievements, its deep sense of possibility, its confidence in its many identities. … Read More »



“Croydon needs the opportunity to fulfil its potential”: interview with Sadiq Khan, Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London

Posted on March 3rd, by Andrew Hamilton-Thomas in Politics & Society. No Comments

Andrew Hamilton-Thomas interviews Labour’s candidate for London Mayor, Sadiq Khan

First of all, I’d like to ask you about the same areas I discussed with your colleague Marina. What’s your plan for housing?

London’s the greatest city in the world, but we’re at a crossroads. Typically, Londoners are being priced out of London because of the housing crisis and the cost of commuting. Croydon … Read More »



“I am committed to being a champion for my two boroughs”: interview with Steve O’Connell, Conservative candidate for the London Assembly

Posted on March 1st, by Andrew Hamilton-Thomas in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Andrew Hamilton-Thomas continues his series of interviews by sitting down with Croydon and Sutton’s incumbent London Assembly member, Conservative Steve O’Connell

Tell us a bit about yourself and what makes you passionate about Croydon and Sutton.

Well I’m a local Croydon resident, and have been honoured to be the Greater London Assembly (GLA) Member for Croydon and Sutton for the past seven and a … Read More »