| Borough constituency |
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Croydon North in Greater London
|Electorate||85,107 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Thornton Heath, Norbury, Selhurst, South Norwood, Upper Norwood|
|Member of Parliament||Steve Reed (Labour Co-operative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Croydon North East and Croydon North West|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Croydon North East and Croydon North West|
Croydon North is a constituencyrepresented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2012 by Steve Reed of the Labour Party and the Co-operative Party. The seat was created in 1918 and split in two in 1955 (taking in neighbouring areas) and re-devised in a wholly different form in 1997.
The seat was created from the former Croydon North West and part of the former North East constituencies. In its previous form it existed from 1918 until 1955.
On re-creation at the 1997 general election the MP for the seat became Malcolm Wicks of the Labour Party with the fourth largest Labour majority in Greater London. Wicks was victorious at the next two general elections and died on 29 September 2012, prompting a by-election which was won by Steve Reed of the same party. The 2015 result made the seat the 31st safest of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.
Croydon North is the densest of Croydon's three seats, regarded as a safe Labour seat with all wards controlled by them at local level, consisting for the most part of rows of modest terraced houses, interspersed with tower blocks, much of it social and ex-social housing and with recreational areas.
Passing through the constituency are London Overground and Southern services to London Victoria and Croydon — the seat is well connected by several stations to rail services. There has been some regeneration since 2000 with new-build developments for affluent commuters.
The seat includes Crystal Palace FC's ground at Selhurst Park and the northeastern end of the seat is near the site of the former Crystal Palace itself.
1918–1950: The County Borough of Croydon wards of North, South Norwood, and Upper Norwood.
1950–1955: Wards of the above borough: Bensham Manor, Norbury, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood, and West Thornton.
1997–2010: The London Borough of Croydon wards of Bensham Manor, Beulah, Broad Green, Norbury, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood, West Thornton, and Whitehorse Manor.
2010–present: As above less Beulah and Whitehorse Manor, plus Selhurst.
|1940 by-election||Henry Willink||Conservative|
|1948 by-election||Fred Harris||Conservative|
|2012 by-election||Steve Reed||Labour Co-op|
|Labour Co-op||Steve Reed||36,495||65.6||-8.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Claire Bonham||4,476||8.0||+5.3|
|Brexit Party||Chidi Ngwaba||839||1.5||N/A|
|Christian Peoples Alliance||Candace Mitchell||348||0.6||N/A|
|Labour Co-op||Steve Reed||44,213||74.2||+11.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Maltby Pindar||1,656||2.8||-0.8|
|Labour Co-op||Steve Reed||33,513||62.6||+6.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Joanna Corbin||1,919||3.6||-10.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Marisha Ray||860||3.5||-10.5|
|Christian Peoples Alliance||Stephen Hammond||192||0.8||N/A|
|National Front||Richard Edmonds||161||0.7||N/A|
|Monster Raving Loony||John Cartwright||110||0.4||N/A|
|Nine Eleven Was An Inside Job||Simon Lane||66||0.3||N/A|
|Young People's Party||Robin Smith||63||0.3||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Gerry Jerome||7,226||14.0||−3.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Adrian Gee-Turner||7,590||17.2||+6.8|
|Croydon Pensions Alliance||Peter Gibson||394||0.9||N/A|
|The People's Choice! Exclusively For All||Michelle Chambers||132||0.3||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Sandra Lawman||4,375||10.4||+2.7|
|Socialist Alliance||Don Madgwick||539||1.3||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Martin Morris||4,066||7.7||N/A|
|UKIP||James R. Feisenberger||396||0.8||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
|Liberal||Frederick Owen Halsall Rowlands||5,600||10.2||+0.8|
|Independent||Arthur Lascelles Lucas||1,445||9.3||N/A|
|Liberal||Cyril Walter Nunneley||12,053||23.1||N/A|
|Unionist win (new seat)|
|Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.|
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