Croydon Council election, 2002
Elections to Croydon Council in London, England were held on 4 May 2002. The whole council was up for election for the first time since the 1998 election. The Labour Party managed to keep control of the council which it had done since 1994 when it took power away from the Conservative Party. This year Labour held Croydon with a smaller majority, only clinging onto power through a tiny amount of votes in its marginal wards - one councillor won by just eight votes.
37 Labour councillors, 32 Conservative councillors and 1 Liberal Democrat councillor were elected, maintaining Labour control of the Council. Subsequently one Conservative councillor defected to Labour, defected back to the Conservatives, became an independent and then a Liberal Democrat.
|Croydon Local Election Result 2002|
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Croydon Council election, 1998
|Croydon local elections||Succeeded by
Croydon Council election, 2006