Jason Perry Elected Mayor By Less Than 600 Votes
First preference results for the candidates was as follows:
Richard Michael Howard (LIB DEM) – 9967
Farah London (TAKING THE INITIATIVE PARTY) – 5768
Winston McKenzie (IND) – 1324
Gavin Palmer (IND) – 1114
Andrew Pelling (IND) – 6807
Jason Perry (CON) – 33,413
Val Shawcross (LAB) – 31,352
Peter Underwood (GREEN) – 6193
After the allocation of second preference votes Perry received a total of 38,612 and Val Shawcross (LAB) received 38,023.
There are over 300,000 voters.
The results of the count of votes for Councillors.
You can watch Perry’s performance at the Croydon Climate Change hustings on www.croydonclimateaction.com/croydon-mayoral-pledge-2022
Tory Robert Ward Sets Agenda For Mayor
It’s a pity that Tory Councillor Robert Ward left it very late in a posting on Inside Croydon to set out his expectations of the new Mayor about uncovering the mess Croydon got itself into. Wasn’t that supposed to be the job of the Scrutiny Committee of which he was a Vice-Chair?
Labour Victories In Wandsworth and Westminster
While Labour failed to win the Croydon Mayoral election, it took control in Wandsworth and Westminster. Former Tory Croydon Central MP and No. 10’s former chief of staff Gavin Barwell says on Twitter that ‘the loss of Westminster and Wandsworth Council should be a “wake up call” for the Tories.
He tweeted: “Waking up to catastrophic results for the party in London. Wandsworth & Westminster were flagship councils. We held them during the Blair honeymoon. We held them during austerity.
“We held them under Theresa May. Losing them should be a wake up call for the Conservative Party.”
Monday 11 May Onwards. Events
Wednesday 11 May. 6:30pm. Croydon Climate Action Meeting
The agenda includes feedback from its hustings event, and how it can celebrate Croydon during Great Big Green Week and The Big Plastic Count.
Its online. To get link ask
Thursday 12 May. 3pm. Webinar On Croydon Breach Of Homeless Responsibilities
The Housing and Social Welfare Team at Doughty Street Chambers will discuss the cases of R (Elkundi) v Birmingham and R (Imam) v Croydon, a landmark judgment on the main homeless duty, handed down on 4 May. Counsel instructed will be speaking and will discuss what the court decided and what lessons we can learn for future cases.
Full details here:
Register your place here.
Croydon is considering appealing against the decision. The Mayor should consider whether this should happen or not.
Wednesday 25 May 6.30pm. Annual Council meeting
Thursday 26 May.6.30pm. Planning Committee
Ruskin House May Events
FOLK & BLUES £3 at 8pm in Mandela Lounge every Sun: See also www.folkandblues.org
8th – Andy Smythe Band and Singers’ Night
15th – Singers’ Night
22nd – Bruin’s Ruin and Singers’ Night
FOLK CLUB 7.30 for 8pm in Cedar Hall every Mon. See also www.croydonfolkclub.org.uk
9th – Andy Irvine £15 / £12
16th – Tony McManus and Julia Toaspern £15 / £12
23rd – Singers’ Night £3
JAZZ – DON STUART QUARTETon Fri 27th Mayfrom8pm. Free. A relaxed evening of jazz standards, Latin, ballads & be-bop on guitar, bass, drums and an array of wind instruments.
Survey On Future of Croydon Pharmacies
Labour’s Stuart King In List Of 75 Senior London Councillors With Ties to Property Developers
Woman Bishop Appointed For Croydon
The Queen has approved the nomination of The Venerable Dr Marlene Rosemarie Mallett, Archdeacon of Croydon, to be the new Bishop of Croydon. She was Priest-in-Charge at St John the Evangelist, in Angell Town, from 2007 and was appointed Vicar in 2013. She became Archdeacon in Croydon in 2020. (Government Press Release)
Lidl To Expand In Croydon
Lidl’s plans to open 247 new stores across London, including at Addiscombe, Coulsdon, Purley, Shirley, South Norwood and Whytleafe/Kenley.
COVID On The Wane
In the seven days up to and including 28 April COVID appears to be on the decrease in Croydon. There has been a 43% decrease in new cases compared with the previous seven days. There were 24 admissions to hospital representing a nr53% decrease. There were six deaths in the week and 4 the previous week. 268,618 residents have had their first vaccination dose, 250,301 their second and 176,193 their booster or third dose.
Mayor Of London Buried at Croydon Parish Church
David Morgan continues his regular contributions on aspects of the history of the Parish Church in Inside Croydon.