Further defection leaves Tories in disarray in Colnbrook’s would-be home of Spelthorne

Further defection leaves Tories in disarray in Colnbrook's would-be home of Spelthorne


Those who campaigned for against Colnbrook’s move to neighbouring Spelthorne may breath a further sigh of relief as further evidence of Spelthorne’s political troubles is revealed. The list of former mayors leaving the Conservatives to become members of the opposition group in Spelthorne has grown after the latest defector “just felt like a change”

Spelthorne move blocked by House of Lords

Spelthorne move blocked by House of Lords

Government plans to redraw parliamentary constituencies in time for the 2015 general election in 2015 were crushed when the House of Lords voted by 300 to 231 for an amendment to veto the changes until after a boundary review in 2018. The plans would have involved Colnbrook with Poyle moving from Windsor to Spelthorne.

Tories suffer as Lib Dems win Spelthorne by-election

Tories suffer as Lib Dems win Spelthorne by-election

THE Liberal Democrats have held on to their Sunbury Common ward seat on Spelthorne Borough Council in a by-election that saw the Conservatives pushed into fourth place.

CCA to hold consultation on moving to Spelthorne

CCA to hold consultation on moving to Spelthorne

The CCA are asking what residents and local businesses think of the proposals, and whether the Commission’s justification that the “good transport links” to Staines make it logical. It wants to know whether residents are concerned that the split of local/parliamentary representation will continue for another generation. The Boundary Commission consultation closes on 10th December 2012 and the CCA will be submitting a response based on the feedback received by Sunday 9th November.

Changes to neighbourhood policing areas will ensure officers on street seven days a week

Changes to neighbourhood policing areas will ensure officers on street seven days a week

A merging of neighbourhood policing areas will ‘improve the resilience’ of the force – ensuring officers are on the streets seven days a week according to Thames Police.

Underhand tactics claim in Boundary Commission review

Underhand tactics claim in Boundary Commission review

A LEADING councillor has issued a stinging response after accusations of underhand tactics in an election boundary review. Opposition councillors who claim deputy leader, Cllr James Swindlehurst of the Labour Group, ‘reneged’ on an agreement to recommend a cross-party proposal.