Council Election 2018

Reflections on the Croydon council elections 2018

Posted on May 10th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. No Comments

Just a few days after the local elections took place, a chance to review and re-assess…

Local politics is not for the faint-hearted. Pavements are pounded, doors are knocked, strategies and tactics are earnestly discussed. Data is analysed and hundreds of doorstep conversations, plus six months of work, are all judged in a single day.

After a restless night’s sleep, my election day started early with … Read More »

LIVEBLOG: Croydon Council Election 2018

Posted on May 3rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Live results are due overnight, get updates here from 11pm

The Citizen‘s Tom Black will be at the count of Croydon’s 2018 elections all night. Follow this page for updates as our new council is elected.



It’s not the most unexpected of projections, and perhaps it was never in doubt, but there it is. The ward results we’ve seen so far … Read More »

How to vote: everything that you need to know

Posted on April 3rd, by Holly Bernstein in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

It only takes five minutes to register to vote

Polling day is 3rd May, and polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm. Here’s a breakdown of all the information you need to know from in one place.

How to register to vote

You can register to vote here. You will need your National Insurance number. If you’re a British citizen living abroad, you … Read More »

The Croydon Conservatives’ voluntary tax proposals are an appeal to a better nature that Croydonians simply don’t have

Posted on February 28th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. No Comments

It’s a noble idea, but it probably won’t work, and Croydonians can already give their money and time to help the homeless more directly

In advance of this year’s council elections, the Croydon Conservatives have proposed introducing a voluntary tax for those living in Band H homes to pay to support the borough’s homeless.

Voluntary taxes relying on the goodwill of the affluent is … Read More »

The growing political conflict over green spaces

Posted on December 8th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The council’s plans for green spaces has numerous issues

Concern continues about the possible threat to some of the parks and open spaces in the Borough. This is because the council has failed to provide evidence under the national criteria for them to be included in a special list of Local Green Space.

As a result, the Local Plan Examination Inspector deleted the list from the … Read More »

As elections loom, what kind of Croydon do you want?

Posted on November 17th, by Michael Swadling in Politics & Society. No Comments

UKIP candidate Michael Swadling sets out his priorities for next year’s local elections

After the snap election this year, you could be forgiven for being pretty fed up with politics and elections. In 2018, for the fourth straight year, Croydon will be returning to the polls – this time, for the local elections.

Whilst we’ve probably all had enough of voting for a while, these local … Read More »

Now is the time for all politicians to be radical

Posted on July 6th, by Daniel Deefholts in Politics & Society. 6 comments

Labour’s big win in Croydon Central suggests that it is on track to keep control of the council next year, but can old-school socialism revive the borough?

One month ago, the nation and local community in Croydon Central were left in an uncertain state – an election with an inconclusive result left a nation apprehensive and politically divided. I spent election week confident, politically hungry, and optimistic … Read More »

An invitation to contribute to the Croydon Conservative manifesto

Posted on April 19th, by Amy Pollard in Politics & Society. No Comments

All are welcome to shape the future of Croydon, one idea at a time

Next year we get to vote for how Croydon, our town, is run – and who it is run by. Whatever your political preference, whether you vote regularly for one party or none, this simple choice has a huge impact on our day-to-day lives. It’s a choice only offered once every four years, … Read More »

Election 2016: What do the results tell us about Croydon?

Posted on May 26th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. No Comments

Robert Ward drills down into the data to draw conclusions on which way the borough is leaning

You will be relieved to know that the recent election for the Greater London Authority and London mayor is the last for some time (I don’t count the EU referendum). But it’s hard to resist firing up the spreadsheet one last time before taking a rest.

Since … Read More »

Election 2016: How did Croydon vote?

Posted on May 24th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. No Comments

Itching to know which way the borough is swinging? Tom Black and guest psephologist Tom Anderson get down and dirty with the numbers so that you don’t have to

The final result on 6th May couldn’t have been clearer. Sadiq Khan became London’s first Labour mayor in eight years, and Conservative Steve O’Connell was re-elected to the London Assembly for the constituency seat of Croydon … Read More »