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Change −13 +30 −21 +4 +2 −2
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After 650 of 650 seats

Croydon Central

Parliamentary constituency


General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats



Sarah Jones Votes 29,873 header_vote_share 52.3 Net percentage change in seats +9.7



Gavin Barwell Votes 24,221 header_vote_share 42.4 Net percentage change in seats -0.6


Liberal Democrat

Gill Hickson Votes 1,083 header_vote_share 1.9 Net percentage change in seats -0.3



Peter Staveley Votes 1,040 header_vote_share 1.8 Net percentage change in seats -7.3


Green Party

Tracey Hague Votes 626 header_vote_share 1.1 Net percentage change in seats -1.6


Christian Peoples Alliance

John Boadu Votes 177 header_vote_share 0.3 Net percentage change in seats +0.3



Don Locke Votes 71 header_vote_share 0.1 Net percentage change in seats +0.1

Turnout and LAB majority

LAB majority




Vote share

Party %
Labour 52.3
Conservative 42.4
Liberal Democrat 1.9
UKIP 1.8
Green Party 1.1
Christian Peoples Alliance 0.3

Vote share change since 2015

Christian Peoples Alliance
Liberal Democrat
Green Party

Latest updates

Home Office has 'good links' with Scotland's VRU

Thomas Mackintosh

BBC London News

The charity helping people escape gang violence

The Home Office says it is "determined" to tackle knife crime, in response to an earlier article about how Scotland has managed to significantly reduce violent deaths.

A spokesman added: "We are collaborating with a number of partners including social services, schools, the police, and the voluntary sector, as well as local councils to address the root cause of the problem.

"Last month alone we provided £765,000 to local projects supporting communities in tackling knife crime.

"We also fund young people's advocates who work directly with women affected by gangs to ensure they get the support they need to break the cycle of violence.

The Home Office insists it has "good links with the VRU in Scotland and share good practice about what works."

It also says it supports a London-based charity called Redthread, which engages with you victims of assault and exploitation when they are taken to A&E departments.

The spokesman added: "Its youth Violence Intervention Programme focuses on what's called the "Teachable Moment” when young vulnerable people coming through hospital doors question what behaviour and choices may have led them to that point.

"The organisation is well established in London and with support from the Home Office they are now expanding to Nottingham and Birmingham.

MP Jones describes Government nursery cuts as ‘a disgrace’

Inside Croydon

Sarah Jones, the Labour MP for Croydon Central, has branded as “a disgrace” the Government decision to cut a grant to a specialist nursery in South Croydon which, for the past 40 years, has helped school-aged mums get back into full-time education.

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'Safety recommendations need to become a reality,' says Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones
Sarah Jones

Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones says there were "missed opportunites" to prevent the fatal crash.

She added: "Safety improvements are needed across the network, from window quality to automatic speed controls.

"Ultimately it's clear the industry has a lot of work to do.”

“There are many agencies involved in solving this – fault has been found at everyone’s door. What we need now is swift action.

"So today I've written to the Transport Secretary, Mayors in London, Manchester and other tram cities, regulators and tram operators to ask that the report's recommendations quickly become reality.

"Personally I would have liked to see the report go further on recommending immediate changes to window and door quality and I'll be pushing for this to be considered.”

Funeral held for Battle of Britain pilot Ron Smyth

Ron Smyth
Smyth Family

A funeral has been held for a Battle of Britain pilot, said to be one of the last of an "extraordinary generation".

The family of Flt Lt Ron Smyth said they were "deeply touched" by the tributes they had received.

Croydon-born Flt Lt Smyth, from Shrewsbury, Shropshire, died on 26 October at the age of 96.

During his six-and-a-half years' service with the Royal Air Force (RAF), he flew Hurricanes, serving in the last month of the Battle of Britain.

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Conservatives suffer losses in London

Election 2017

The Conservatives lost five seats in the capital, losing Battersea, Croydon Central and Enfield Southgate to Labour, who saw its majorities increase in a number of constituencies.

The Liberal Democrats also made gains in London as former government ministers Sir Vince Cable and Sir Ed Davey both won back the seats they had lost in 2015 to the Conservatives.


Gavin Barwell: "I'll get to spend more time with my sons"

Croydon Advertiser


Conservative Gavin Barwell welled up as he thanked his mum, wife and young boys for their support during his time as an MP and the general election campaign.

Speaking after he lost the seat he has held since 2010, he said the one consolation for him was that the result meant he would get to spend more time with his family.

Mr Barwell saw his narrow 165-vote majority wiped out as Labour won a majority of 5,652 in Croydon Central.

Labour's Sarah Jones took 29,783 votes, with Mr Barwell managing 24,221.

Sarah Jones: ''Thank you to everyone who's put their faith in me''

Sarah Jones: ''Thank you to everyone who's put their faith in me''
Labour's Sarah Jones has won the marginal Croydon Central seat from the Conservatives with a majority of over 5000 votes.

Croydon Central: Labour gain from Conservative

Election result


, with candidate Gavin Barwell
, have the following results:
  • 22,753 total votes taken.
  • 43.0% share of the total vote
  • +3.6% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Sarah Jones
, have the following results:
  • 22,588 total votes taken.
  • 42.7% share of the total vote
  • +9.1% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Peter Staveley
, have the following results:
  • 4,810 total votes taken.
  • 9.1% share of the total vote
  • +7.1% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Esther Sutton
, have the following results:
  • 1,454 total votes taken.
  • 2.7% share of the total vote
  • +1.6% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate James Fearnley
, have the following results:
  • 1,152 total votes taken.
  • 2.2% share of the total vote
  • -11.0% change in share of the votes
, with candidate April Ashley
, have the following results:
  • 127 total votes taken.
  • 0.2% share of the total vote
  • +0.2% change in share of the votes
UK Progressive Democracy Party
, with candidate Martin Camden
, have the following results:
  • 57 total votes taken.
  • 0.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes

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