Addiscombe (ward)

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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).

Ward result[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 Democrat 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 Democrat Christopher Adams 1,569 21.2
Liberal Democrat Gavin Howard-Jones 1,400 19.0
Liberal Democrat 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 Democrat Christopher Adams 266
Liberal Democrat William Tucker 186
Liberal Democrat Gavin Howard-Jones 169
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Turnout 4,995 42.5%


  1. ^ "Croydon Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
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Coordinates: 51°22′52″N 0°04′52″W / 51.381°N 0.081°W / 51.381; -0.081