Croydon London Borough Council

There has been a boundary change in Croydon. Although there are no more or less seats, these ones have never been contested before.


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Election 2018 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 41 Total councillors 41 Change+2

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 29 Total councillors 29 Change-2
Councillors change compared with 2014

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  1. Labour lose Croydon Council to no overall control

    Croydon Count

    Labour has lost control of Croydon Council and the authority is now under no overall control.

    The final results show Labour has won 34 seats, while the Conservative Party won 32 seats.

    The Green Party is now the third-largest party with two seats, while the Liberal Democrats have one seat.

    The results came through on Sunday evening, the last results of the 2022 local elections.

    It was the first election the council has faced since it was forced to declare effective bankruptcy in 2020 and issue a Section 114 notice.

    The Conservatives picked up four seats on the council across New Addington South, New Addington North and Waddon.

    New Conservative mayor Jason Perry, who was elected on Saturday morning, said the challenge would now be working together on the council.

    Mr Perry said: “I think the Croydon electorate have spoken, we have a council of no overall control we have to work together to put Croydon back on the right path.

    "Together we need to move forward and fix Croydon’s problems we need to restore faith in Croydon.”

  2. Croydon council leader will not stand in 2022

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Croydon Council leader Hamida Ali will not stand in May’s local elections, she has revealed.

    She has been a councillor for eight years and took on the top job in October 2020, weeks before the council issued a Section 114 notice, declaring effective bankruptcy.

    Councillor Ali, a Woodside councillor, announced she would be standing down this morning.

    In a statement she said: “It has been the greatest honour to lead the council over the last 18 months. A role that I took on in the most difficult circumstances imaginable, which has been the most professionally and personally challenging of my life where I have had one driving purpose – to keep Croydon in Croydon’s hands.

    “I am immensely proud of the work I have led with cabinet to face up to our situation and fix the council’s finances – and that’s what we’ve done. On Monday we set the second council budget under my leadership.

    “I stood to be leader because I couldn’t bear the very real prospect that unelected, Tory government commissioners with no stake in, or passion for Croydon could be brought in to run the borough. Now the council’s position is secure and local democracy in Croydon remains firmly local, the job I set for myself is complete.”

    She added she will continue to campaign for Labour’s candidate for Croydon’s first directly elected mayor, Val Shawcross.

    Croydon Council’s local elections will take place on 5 May. For the first time it will see a separate ballot for an elected mayor.

    This follows a referendum in October that saw 80% of voters backing a change of governance at the council. The new mayor will replace the current leader of the council role, who is voted in by their own party.

  3. 150 more councils close to financial brink, government admits

    Inside Croydon

    Croydon is just one of 150 local authorities that have been in urgent talks with Whitehall over their precarious financial situation following 18 months of covid lockdowns on top of a decade of Tory austerity.

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  4. Croydon Council takes next step towards creating new mayor

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Following Croydon’s resounding vote for change in the way things are run, the borough’s political parties are now looking at who could be the council’s new mayor.

    Last week the borough voted to create a new mayor who will be directly elected by local voters. The change was backed by 80% of the 59,000 voters that turned out – just 21% of those that could vote.

    At an extraordinary council meeting on Monday night to put the public vote into effect Stuart King said there is no doubt “Croydon wanted change”.

    The deputy leader of the council added: “The overwhelmingly resounding result was delivered in every part of our borough from Kenley to Crystal Palace.”

    Next May a new mayor will be elected when other local elections take place. It system will replace the current system where the leader of the council who is voted in by their own party.

    Last Thursday’s referendum was triggered following the campaign Democratically Elected Mayor of Croydon ( DEMOC ) which launched in February 2020.

  5. Croydon Westfield shopping centre plans scrapped ahead of review

    Artists impression of Croydon Westfield

    The long-awaited regeneration of Croydon town centre will not see the huge Westfield shopping centre built – as originally planned.

    Planning permission for the massive Westfield shopping centre, which had expected to bring in 7,000 new jobs, has now expired.

    An internal review by Croydon Council found the original scheme is no longer an "appropriate or sustainable development".

    The council plans to launch a £50,000 consultancy on how to help the borough’s main shopping district bounce back from the pandemic.

    The Croydon Partnership, which combines Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and Hammerson, is looking at ways to regenerate the town centre – after both companies suffered “significant setbacks” during the pandemic.

    New plans to regenerate the site of the Whitgift Centre in Croydon are expected in the coming months.

  6. Sutton heating ‘disaster’ has residents seeking compensation

    Inside Croydon

    At what was described as a “shambolic” meeting, New Mill Quarter residents who have suffered 13 power outages in the last year were told by Sutton Council’s deputy leader that because their faulty heating network could not deliver on its promises to be “100 per cent resilient”, the claim would simply be erased from a website.

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  7. Croydon graffiti removal plans scrapped

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Only offensive and obscene graffiti will now be removed from walls and property in Croydon, the council has confirmed.

    Graffiti in Croydon

    Croydon council scrapped plans to keep its graffiti removal last month.

    The responsibility now falls under the council’s highways team and means that much of the graffiti in the borough will not be removed.

    The issue was raised in a meeting yesterday, where Labour councillor Muhammad Ali said there had been a "reviewed approach", with a "streamlined service".

    He said: “The priority will be offensive graffiti on council land and this will be defined by graffiti using racist or inflammatory images, used as an attack against a group or individual and also graffiti using swear words, sexually explicit or obscene words and images.”

    Offensive graffiti can still be reported through the council’s Love Clean Streets app, sent with a photograph which will be forwarded to the team.

  8. Low Traffic Neighbourhood planters set to be removed

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Planters blocking off roads to through traffic in Crystal Palace are set to be removed in the coming days.

    The road closures are part of a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) which has split opinion in the area.

    Planters in Fox Hill, Sylvan Hill, and Stambourne Way as well as a bus gate in Auckland Road could be replaced with ANPR cameras instead – a decision on this will be made at a meeting on 15 February.

    The LTN set to be removed also includes Warminster Road and Lancaster Road on the South Norwood side of Auckland Road.

    A consultation on the scheme took place at the end of 2020 which received more than 4,000 responses. It was discussed at a traffic management advisory committee earlier this month, which heard from opponents and supporters of the LTN.

    At the meeting, Eliska Finlay, from the Open Our Roads campaign said: “Closing these particular roads is causing pain and suffering for those living inside and outside the LTN.”

    Stuart Atkins, a resident of Patterson Road which falls in neighbouring borough Bromley, complained of increased traffic on the roads just outside the LTN like his.

    But fellow local Angus Hewlett said that having fewer cars on Auckland Road meant people felt safer cycling on the road.

    Replacing the planters with cameras would mean that people living within the LTN and emergency vehicles could enter the area while others would be fined for doing so. The permits could also be extended to include school staff, carers and taxis.

    The money for the low traffic neighbourhoods comes from Transport for London.

    Last week, the High Court ruled in favour of taxi drivers that Transport for London’s “Streetspace” plan affected them unlawfully.

    Croydon Council will be considering whether this ruling impacts on the local schemes.

    Muhammad Ali, cabinet member for sustainable Croydon said: “Whatever we do next with this scheme needs to be done right, and serve our objectives to reduce unnecessary car journeys and increase walking and cycling."

  9. Whitehall picks McArdle to sort out council’s financial mess

    Inside Croydon

    Tony McArdle, who has spent the past two years as the lead commissioner sorting out the bankrupt finances of an English county council, tomorrow begins work as the chair of an Improvement Board being imposed on Croydon by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

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  10. Concerns discussed over new Croydon parking charges

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Claims have been made that Croydon’s new emissions-based parking charges are more about making money than about protecting the environment.

    Drivers of more polluting vehicles are set to pay more to park across Croydon.

    The plans also include scrapping free 30-minute and one-hour parking bays in local high streets, a measure first introduced in 2017.

    The changes were set to come into force this month but have been put on hold while the decision is reconsidered.

    On Thursday the council’s overview and scrutiny committee discussed the proposal after a "call-in".

    Gareth Streeter claimed that the new measures were drawn up to make money, rather than for environmental reasons. In particular, he said that the decision to get rid of free parking bays was not scrutinised by the council.

    He said he was "deeply worried about the impact of this on businesses".

    The council’s director of public realm, Steve Iles, said that money coming in from parking is "recirculated" and goes towards transport, including the Freedom Pass for those over 60 or people with disabilities.

    He said: “The issue of parking charges being used as a fiscal measure is one that comes up every time there is a conversation around parking and rest assured this is not set purely to generate money.

    “If there is any surplus there is a requirement under law that this can only be used for transport related activity.”

    The committee also discussed concerns that the scrapping of free parking would negatively affect the borough’s district centres and the potential impact on disadvantaged residents.

    They debated the issue for nearly three hours and decided to refer it back to the decision makers to reconsider the decision in light of the points they made.