Croydon Parliamentary Boundaries To Change

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

https://www.bce2018.org.uk/node/6485?postcode=SW165RG

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

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/croydon-s-political-map-to-be-completely-redrawn/story-29712353-detail/story.html#MRHkozoAlyggkFKz.99

http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/14739830.Croydon_Central_remains_marginal_seat_in_proposed_boundary_changes

For discussion see Tom Black on Croydon Citizen:

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/croydons-boundary-reforms-what-you-need-to-know

 

 

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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