Coulsdon East (ward)

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The ward of Coulsdon East (red) shown within the Croydon South constituency (orange) within the London Borough of Croydon (yellow)

Coulsdon East is a ward in the London Borough of Croydon, covering part of the Coulsdon area of London in the United Kingdom. The ward currently forms part of Richard Ottaway MP's Croydon South constituency.

The ward returns three councillors every four years to Croydon Council. At the Croydon Council election 2006, Terry Lenton, Brian Udell and Chris Wright were elected to the council. All stood as Conservative Party candidates. In Coulsdon East in 2006, the Labour Party did not field any candidates. The local election marked the highest turnout (57.2%) in the London Borough elections in 2006.

At the 2010 local elections the ward was retained by the Conservatives. The 2010 election coincided with the General election which had the effect of improving turnout amongst voters. Turnout climbed to 73.5%.

The successful Conservative candidates were Justin Cromie, Terry Lenton and Chris Wright. The Conservative share of the vote fell from 63.2 % to 48.6 % with the Liberal Democrats' share of the vote falling to 26.9 %. The Labour party polled 9.9 %, their lowest share in Borough of Croydon wards in the 2010 election.

Ward Result[edit]

Coulsdon East (2006)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Wright 3,393
Conservative Brian Udell 3,321
Conservative Terry Lenton 3,102
Liberal Democrat Ian Atkins 2,124
Liberal Democrat Simon Hargrave 1,817
Liberal Democrat Patricia Knight 1,765
Turnout 5,350 56.8%

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Coordinates: 51°18′22″N 0°07′26″W / 51.306°N 0.124°W / 51.306; -0.124