All 70 seats to Croydon London Borough Council
36 seats needed for a majority
The 2018 Croydon Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Croydon Council in England.This was on the same day as other London local elections.
This election was the first fought on new ward boundaries in Croydon. The total number of seats remains the same, however the number of wards has increased by four, from 24 to 28.
The campaign officially began on 27 March 2018.
The Conservative Party released their manifesto first, on 2 April, entitled "A Council that's on your side".The manifesto included policies such as planning committee reform, an immediate pause on the council's building company, Brick by Brick, and active Fly-Tip patrols.
The Labour manifesto was launched on 7 April, with many street stalls in district centres around the borough. The Labour manifesto was called "Labour's plan for Croydon".It heavily echoed the party's 2014 manifesto, 'Ambitious for Croydon', and largely reflected a continuation of existing council policies.
The Liberal Democrat manifesto was released shortly after, with campaigns that included a People’s Vote on Brexit, campaigning to stop the axing of local bus routes, the restoration of community policing and an extension of the night Overground to Crystal Palace.
|Party||Seats||Gains||Losses||Net gain/loss||Seats %||Votes %||Votes||+/−|
†Notional changes calculated by BBC News
An asterisk * indicates an incumbent councillor seeking re-election.
|Liberal Democrats||Andrew Bennett||207||5.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Valerie Astles||197||4.8|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
|Labour Co-op||Sean Fitzsimons*||2,146||53.8|
|Labour Co-op||Jerry Fitzpatrick||2,138||53.6|
|Labour Co-op||Patricia Hay-Justice*||1,992||50.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Rachel Howard||239||6.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Sasa Konechni||215||5.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Peter Ladanyi||175||4.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Josh Viggiani||437||10.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Adrian Glendinning||288||7.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Anna Jones||285||7.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Claire Bonham||927||19.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Guy Burchett||754||16.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Chris Jordan||614||13.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Thomas Forster||241||9.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Alan Reynolds||209||8.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Anne Howard||207||6.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Arfan Bhatti||186||6.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Anne Viney||159||5.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Stephen Viney||121||3.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Gill Hickson||838||24.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Richard Howard||572||16.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Robert George Williams||133||6.69|
|Liberal Democrats||James Arneill||377||8.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Frances Conn||376||8.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Andy Sparkes||314||6.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Julian Rees||241||7.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Thomas Hesmondhalgh||227||6.9|
|Liberal Democrats||John Jefkins||498||8.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Annie Jordan||462||8.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Keith Miller||357||6.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Helen Elishmund||271||7.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Jean Semadeni||178||5.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Christopher Adams||155||4.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Andrew Thynne||106||3.0|
|Labour||Paul Martin Waddell||1,575||33.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Michael Bishopp||438||9.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Toby Keynes||294||6.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Alexandra Kellert||262||7.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Aoife Noone||189||5.4|
|Liberal Democrats||James Clark||186||5.3|
|Labour Co-op||Pat Clouder||2,991||71.4|
|Labour Co-op||Karen Jewitt||2,722||65.0|
|Labour Co-op||Callton Young||2,458||58.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Michael Hunter||271||6.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Jean Ivanov||182||4.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Martin Hammond||177||4.2|
|Duma Polska=Polish Pride||Malgorzata Roznerska||144||3.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Yusuf Osman||188||4.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Karen Townsend||169||3.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Alaric Taylor||145||3.2|
|Unity in Action||Marianne Bowness||63||1.4|
|Unity in Action||Winston McKenzie||59||1.3|
|Conservative||Eray Arda Akartuna||782||18.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Hilary Waterhouse||322||7.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Sam Bayes||293||7.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Luke Bonham||212||5.1|
|Duma Polska||Margret Roznerska||72||3.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Guy Burchett||70||3.3||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Andrew Rendle||397||19.1|
|Women's Equality||Heather Twindle||40||1.9||N/A|
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