Labour wins Croydon Council

New Addington's new councillors Louisa Woodley and Oliver Lewis celebrating with Labour leader Tony Newman.

New Addington's new councillors Louisa Woodley and Oliver Lewis celebrating with Labour leader Tony Newman.

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Labour have hailed a "historic victory" after seizing back control of Croydon Council from Coun Mike Fisher's Conservatives.

Key wins in marginal wards propelled a seven-seat swing to Coun Tony Newman's group, who regained power after an eight-year spell in opposition.

The Conservatives lost every seat in battlegrounds Ashburton, Waddon and New Addington and failed to steal any from Labour.

 

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It gives Coun Newman's party a 10-seat majority in the council chamber.

Speaking after the result, coun Newman said: "I think we were optimistic but we always knew in the nature of Croydon that it was going to be a tough, tough battle. I think we've gone a little way tonight to restore the trust in politics and now we have to deliver on our promises."

Coun Fisher insisted he wanted to continue as Conservative leader in spite of them defeat and will face a local votes later today to decide if he remains at the helm.

He said: "I don't think Labour have won control of the council; I think the Ukip vote has denied us control of the council and that is to be regretted. A lot of those people who voted Ukip will be horrified when they wake up today and see they have got a Labour council."

What do you think of the result? What do you hope to happen in Croydon over the next four years? Leave a comment below or email a letter to us: letters@croydonguardian.co.uk

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10:18am Fri 23 May 14

MikeyF says...

Sad day for Croydon !
Sad day for Croydon ! MikeyF
  • Score: -3

11:15am Fri 23 May 14

Pawel_Si says...

What a disaster...
What a disaster... Pawel_Si
  • Score: -12

7:24pm Fri 23 May 14

kidimaro says...

Blame the Liberal Democrats smear campaign, keep the tory lap dog on its leash
Blame the Liberal Democrats smear campaign, keep the tory lap dog on its leash kidimaro
  • Score: -12

7:39pm Fri 23 May 14

ummagumma says...

What a great day for Croydon. The council is now run by the people that actually care about the people of the borough instead of the parasites that wanted to make themselves millionaires through our misery. The electorate have made the best choice.
What a great day for Croydon. The council is now run by the people that actually care about the people of the borough instead of the parasites that wanted to make themselves millionaires through our misery. The electorate have made the best choice. ummagumma
  • Score: 10

12:09am Sat 24 May 14

Mr Strings says...

"A lot of those people who voted Ukip will be horrified when they wake up today and see they have got a Labour council."

Um, many people voting UKIP simply wanted change, primarily something other than Tory.

I voted Green, but I'm glad the Tories are out above all else.
"A lot of those people who voted Ukip will be horrified when they wake up today and see they have got a Labour council." Um, many people voting UKIP simply wanted change, primarily something other than Tory. I voted Green, but I'm glad the Tories are out above all else. Mr Strings
  • Score: 9

10:21am Sat 24 May 14

Right Handed Thread says...

Excellent news!!!! The tories are finished in Croydon now!!!! please can we stop having more restrictions on immigration now into Croydon, more immigrants pretty please, we have loads of room in Croydon more the merrier and if the tory toffs dont like it then too bad!!!! lol
Excellent news!!!! The tories are finished in Croydon now!!!! please can we stop having more restrictions on immigration now into Croydon, more immigrants pretty please, we have loads of room in Croydon more the merrier and if the tory toffs dont like it then too bad!!!! lol Right Handed Thread
  • Score: -19

11:23am Sat 24 May 14

Donna_T says...

Only 80 votes FFS.

Stick a fork in me..I'm done !

THaNK yoU
Only 80 votes FFS. Stick a fork in me..I'm done ! THaNK yoU Donna_T
  • Score: -5

7:49am Sun 25 May 14

MikeyF says...

All thoses that seem happy with the news that Labours back in power ! Let's see how happy you are when council tax goes up sky high and monies are squandered like last time " how people forget Labour nearly bankrupted Croydon !
All thoses that seem happy with the news that Labours back in power ! Let's see how happy you are when council tax goes up sky high and monies are squandered like last time " how people forget Labour nearly bankrupted Croydon ! MikeyF
  • Score: -2

7:37pm Sun 25 May 14

Dr Martin says...

Donna_T wrote:
Only 80 votes FFS.

Stick a fork in me..I'm done !

THaNK yoU
sock account?
[quote][p][bold]Donna_T[/bold] wrote: Only 80 votes FFS. Stick a fork in me..I'm done ! THaNK yoU[/p][/quote]sock account? Dr Martin
  • Score: 1

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