Addiscombe (ward)

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Addiscombe
Former ward
for Croydon Council
Outline map
Boundary of Addiscombe in Croydon Central (orange) within the London Borough of Croydon (yellow) from 2002 to 2018.
CountyGreater London
1964 (1964)–2018 (2018)
Number of councillorsThree
Replaced byAddiscombe West
UK Parliament constituencyCroydon Central

Addiscombe was a ward in the London Borough of Croydon, covering much of the Addiscombe and East Croydon areas of London in the United Kingdom. It extended from East Croydon railway station towards Woodside Green but did not actually cover the retail centre of Addiscombe, which was in the neighbouring Ashburton ward.

The ward currently formed part of the Croydon Central constituency, which was the most marginal in London at the 2015 General Election, as 165 votes separated the Conservatives and Labour. At the 2017 General Election, Gavin Barwell was ousted as the local MP. Despite achieving the highest numerical vote share for the Conservatives since 1992, he was replaced by Labour's Sarah Jones. Shortly after losing his seat, Barwell was appointed Downing Street Chief of Staff by Theresa May, following the resignations of Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy on 10 June.

The population of the ward at the 2011 Census was 16,883.[1] The ward returns three councillors every four years to Croydon Council. In the 2006 London local elections and the 2014 London local elections, the Green Party candidates got more votes than the Liberal Democrat. At the 2014 council elections, Labour retained all three seats. (The lowest Labour vote was 1,962 and the highest Conservative vote was 1,723.[2])

For the 2018 London local elections, the ward was abolished, with the majority becoming Addiscombe West (which also includes part of the old Fairfield ward) and part contributing to Addiscombe East (which also includes part of the old Ashburton ward).

List of Councillors[edit]

Election Councillor Party Councillor Party Councillor Party
1964 Ward created
1964 R. Taverner Labour J Grieve Smith Labour L. W. Wood Labour
1968 A. W. Elliot Conservative A. R. Hills Conservative Mrs D. C. H. Hobbs Conservative
1971 L. E. Deane Labour Mrs M. E. Curson Labour Miss A. K. Usher Labour
1973 by-election Mrs M. M. Walker Labour
2018 Ward abolished

Ward result[edit]

1964 - 1974[edit]

1964[edit]

Croydon Council Election 1964: Addiscombe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Taverner 2,300
Labour J. Grieve Smith 2,269
Labour L. W. Wood 2,247
Conservative D. Nye 1,789
Conservative A. W. Elliott 1,733
Conservative A. F. Gloak 1,724
Liberal R. Tapsell 662
Liberal K. Evans 613
Liberal K. Simmons 560
Turnout 4,799 42.8
Registered electors 11,211
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

1968[edit]

Croydon Council Election 1968: Addiscombe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A.W. Elliot 2,380
Conservative A.R. Hills 2,261
Conservative Mrs D.C.H Hobbs 2,241
Labour A.D Goddard 1005
Labour S. Boden 993
Labour L.W Wood 938
Liberal P. Miles 710
Liberal Miss P.H. Tapsell 684
Liberal V. Martin 653
Turnout 38.4 Decrease 4.4%
Registered electors 10,863
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

1971[edit]

Croydon Council Election 1971: Addiscombe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L.E. Deane 2,665
Labour Mrs M. E. Curson 2,615
Labour Miss A. K. Usher 2,604
Conservative W. A. Elliot 2,130
Conservative Mrs D. C. H. Hobbs 2,025
Conservative J. C. Mann 2,011
Turnout 42.6 Increase 4.2%
Registered electors 11,421
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

1973 by-election[edit]

Addiscombe by-election, 2 August 1973
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs M. M. Walker 2,161
Conservative J. A. Arnold 1,321
Liberal B. F. Steggles 790
Turnout 38.2%

1974[edit]

Croydon Council Election 1974: Addiscombe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs M. M. Walker 2,177
Labour Mrs M. E. Curson 2,157
Labour L. E. Deane 2,150
Conservative D. F. Todd 2,142
Conservative J. A. Arnold 2,133
Conservative J. C. Mann 2,034
Liberal A. S. Morriss 508
Liberal B. Foster 493
Liberal C. C. Anderson 485
Majority 8
Turnout 46.0 Increase 3.4%
Registered electors 10,967
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

1978 - 1998[edit]

1978[edit]

Croydon Council Election 1978: Addiscombe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Muriel C. Elliott 2,461
Conservative Dennis F. Todd 2,426
Conservative Megan Holt-Thomas 2,393
Labour James L. Walker, J.P. 2,041
Labour Robert J. Irwin 2,038
Labour Michael Cohen 2,021
Liberal Martin D. Patrick 271
Liberal Peter D. Rees 270
Liberal Brenda A. Piesing 246
Majority 352
Turnout 48.5 Increase 2.5%
Registered electors 10,744
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

1982[edit]

Croydon Council Election 1982: Addiscombe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter G. Holt-Thomas 2,312
Conservative Megan Holt-Thomas 2,291
Conservative Ronald W. Richens 2,211
Labour Co-op Nancy T. Irwin 1,480
Labour Co-op Rona A. Thomson 1,447
Labour Co-op Patricia F.L. Knight 1,418
Alliance Angela C. Thomson 992
Alliance Paul D. Wiggin 943
Alliance Patricia A. Charman 875
Majority
Turnout
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

1986[edit]

Croydon Council Election 1986: Addiscombe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Jeremy P. Fitzpatrick 1,680
Labour Co-op Martin D. Walker 1,630
Labour Co-op Nancy T. Irwin 1,627
Conservative Megan Holt-Thomas 1,608
Conservative Peter G. Holt-Thomas 1,581
Conservative Christopher A. Fink 1,517
Liberal Paul D. Wiggin 1,277
Liberal Leslie A. Rowe 1,242
Liberal Susan E. Wiggin 1,215
Majority 19
Turnout
Registered electors
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing

1990[edit]

Croydon Council Election 1990: Addiscombe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Jeremy P. Fitzpatrick 2,241
Labour Co-op Nancy T. Irwin 2,219
Conservative Richard J. Billington 2,088
Labour Co-op Martin D. Walker 2,073
Conservative Desmond J. Wright 2,009
Conservative Robert T.L. Vaudry 1,941
Green Patricia A. Matthews 478
Green Christopher J. Reeves 424
Liberal Democrats Patricia F. West 414
Majority
Turnout 4,967 49.3
Registered electors
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Co-op Swing

1994[edit]

Croydon Council Election 1994: Addiscombe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Jeremy P. Fitzpatrick 2,349
Labour Co-op Sean E. Fitzsimons 2,136
Labour Co-op Bernadette Khan 1,946
Conservative Martin W. Brown 1,784
Conservative Hella P. H. El-Droubie 1,572
Conservative Mohammad I. Khokhar 1,382
Liberal Democrats Kay L. Schilich 614
Liberal Democrats Patricia F. West 609
Green Russell N. Heath 543
Independent James P. Smyth 237
Majority 162
Turnout
Registered electors
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing

2002 - 2014[edit]

Croydon Council Election 2006: Addiscombe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Price 1,948
Conservative Maria Garcia de la Huerta 1,842
Conservative Russell Jackson 1,793
Labour Sean Fitzsimons 1,672
Labour Amanda Campbell 1,653
Labour Mark Watson 1,607
Green Mario Barnsley 850
Liberal Democrats Paul Rogers 760
Turnout 4,437 40.0%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Croydon Council Election 2010: Addiscombe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sean Fitzsimons 2,839 38.4
Labour Mark Watson 2,683 36.3
Labour Patricia Hay-Justice 2,497 33.8
Conservative Maria Garcia de la Huerta 2,445 33.1
Conservative Andrew Price 2,171 29.4
Conservative Robert King 2,076 28.1
Liberal Democrats Christopher Adams 1,569 21.2
Liberal Democrats Gavin Howard-Jones 1,400 19.0
Liberal Democrats Ejnar Sorensen 1,195 16.2
Green Tracey Hague 432 5.9
Green David Petro 353 4.8
Green Martyn Post 352 4.8
UKIP Peter Staveley 296 4.0
Turnout 7,386 62.9%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Croydon Council Election 2014: Addiscombe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sean Fitzsimons 2,165
Labour Patricia Hay-Justice 2,027
Labour Mark Watson 1,962
Conservative David Harmes 1,723
Conservative Lisa Terry 1,653
Conservative Partha Chatterjee 1,630
UKIP Peter Staveley 659
Green Paul Anderson 458
Green Esther Sutton 439
Green Joseph Hague 362
Liberal Democrats Christopher Adams 266
Liberal Democrats William Tucker 186
Liberal Democrats Gavin Howard-Jones 169
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Turnout 4,995 42.5%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Croydon Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  2. ^ https://www.croydon.gov.uk/sites/default/files/articles/downloads/addiscombe-2014.pdf

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°22′52″N 0°04′52″W / 51.381°N 0.081°W / 51.381; -0.081