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Actor Ainslie is Greens’ pick for Streatham and Croydon North

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The Green Party has named Scott Ainslie as their parliamentary candidate for the new seat of Streatham and Croydon North.

Ainslie is a former MEP (remember them?) and has been a councillor in Lambeth since 2014 for St Leonard’s ward, which lies at the heart of the new cross-borough constituency.

Ainslie, an actor as well as an activist, is expected to be the closest rival to Labour’s Steve Reed OBE when the General Election is held. While Lambeth’s Greens lost three of their five council seats at the 2022 local elections, Brixton Town Hall now has zero Tories…

Actor Ainslie is Greens’ pick for Streatham and Croydon North

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Actor Ainslie is Greens’ pick for Streatham and Croydon North - Inside Croydon

The Green Party has named Scott Ainslie as their parliamentary candidate for the new seat of Streatham and Croydon North.

Ainslie is a former MEP (remember them?) and has been a councillor in Lambeth since 2014 for St Leonard’s ward, which lies at the heart of the new cross-borough constituency.

Ainslie, an actor as well as an activist, is expected to be the closest rival to Labour’s Steve Reed OBE when the General Election is held. While Lambeth’s Greens lost three of their five council seats at the 2022 local elections, Brixton Town Hall now has zero Tories…

Politics teacher Boutall is Tories’ ‘Lambeth South’ candidate

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The Tories have picked Anthony Boutall, an assistant head at an Orpington grammar school, as their General Election candidate in the re-jigged constituency of Streatham and Croydon North.

In his 20s, Boutall served as a councillor but in Bedford, not in south London. A self-professed reader of Inside Croydon, he has lived in Croydon and Crystal Palace for the past five years.

The Rookery Christmas Market, Streatham Common, Dec 10

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Bonham gets chance of Croydon North re-match against Reed

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Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on the latest candidate to be confirmed for the upcoming parliamentary election

The only Liberal Democrat to be elected as a councillor in Croydon for 20 years has been selected as her party’s candidate at the next General Election for the new cross-borough constituency of Streatham and Croydon North.

Claire Bonham, elected for Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood ward at the local elections in May 2022, will be challenging Labour’s Steve Reed for the parliamentary seat, whenever Rishi Sunak gets round to calling the election.

Bonham gets chance of Croydon North re-match against Reed

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Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on the latest candidate to be confirmed for the upcoming parliamentary election

The only Liberal Democrat to be elected as a councillor in Croydon for 20 years has been selected as her party’s candidate at the next General Election for the new cross-borough constituency of Streatham and Croydon North.

Claire Bonham, elected for Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood ward at the local elections in May 2022, will be challenging Labour’s Steve Reed for the parliamentary seat, whenever Rishi Sunak gets round to calling the election.

Ribeiro-Addy is shunted aside for Reed’s political ambitions

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WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the end of an era for Labour voters in Croydon North and Croydon Central, as David Evans and his party’s NEC hand-picks parliamentary candidates in south London

Croydon’s Labour MPs last night announced that they would be deserting their constituencies that they have represented, in one case for more than a decade, in order to stand in new, safe seats at the next General Election.

The moves have been derided by local Tories as “typical chicken run”, and by Labour activists as “a real kick in the teeth” and “cynical”.

Reach for the skies: Streatham Common Kite Day set to return

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Reach for the skies: Streatham Common Kite Day set to return - Inside Croydon

After a covid-enforced gap, the Streatham Common Kite Day returns next month for its 22nd staging.

The organisers claim the Streatham Common Kite Day is London’s only free family-friendly kite festival, combining world-class displays with the opportunity to fly your own kite.

Thousands attended the last kite day in 2019, and this year’s event, on Sunday May 14 from 11am to 5pm, promises the same mix of expert displays with delicious food and drink on offer at the stalls.