The three Croydon Parliamentary constituencies are to be changed if proposals by the Boundary Commission are accepted.
The new constituencies will be made up of the following wards:
- Croydon North: Crystal Palace, Bensham Manor, Selhurst, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood, West Thornton, Woodside,
- Croydon Central: Addiscombe, Ashburton, Broad Green, Croham, Fairfield, Purley, Waddon
- Croydon South: Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Fieldway, Heathfield, Kenley, New Addington, Sanderstead, Selsdon and Ballards
Norbury will join a new Streatham and Mitcham constituency, The proposals map can be seen at
Shirley will join a Beckenham constituency. Both will remain as part of Croydon for local government purposes.
How will the public be affected?
It is difficult to see that they will be. It is possible that Norbury residents will find that whoever becomes elected as an MP will struggle to keep up with local issues straddling three Boroughs.
Nor is it clear whether the new Croydon Central will be more Tory or still a marginal.
If the political parties want public support to oppose these changes, they will need to produce a briefing that makes to clear to the public why they should be concerned.
Further details are at
For discussion see Tom Black on Croydon Citizen: