Bensham Manor (ward)

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Bensham Manor
for Croydon Council
Outline map
Boundary of Bensham Manor in Croydon North within the London Borough of Croydon from 2002 to 2018.
CountyGreater London
Current ward
Created1964 (1964)
CouncillorJamie Audsley (Labour)
CouncillorAlison Butler (Labour)
CouncillorHumayun Kabir (Labour)
Number of councillorsThree
UK Parliament constituencyCroydon North

Bensham Manor is a ward in the London Borough of Croydon, covering part of the Thornton Heath area of London in the United Kingdom. The ward extends from Thornton Heath railway station westwards and is largely residential with a retail or industrial core. The population of the Ward at the 2011 Census was 16,201.[1]

The ward currently forms part of Steve Reed MP's Croydon North constituency.

The ward returns three councillors every four years to Croydon Council. At the 2006 Croydon Council election, Raj Rajendran, Paula Shaw, and Greta Sohoye were elected to the council. All of them were running as Labour Party candidates. Councillor Shaw resigned in 2007 triggering a by-election on 18 February 2007 which was won by Labour's Alison Butler.

List of Councillors[edit]

Election Councillor Party Councillor Party Councillor Party
1964 Ward created
1964 F.C. Emmerson Residents H.A. Steward Residents Ronald J. Bowker Residents
1971 G.P. Belcher Labour Mrs S.E. Lord Labour A. Devesar Labour
1972 By-election Mrs W.M. Holt Labour
1974 Ronald J. Bowker Conservative Arthur Bourne Conservative J.V. Simpson Conservative
1977 By-election Christopher B. Wesson Conservative
1980 By-election Ian Smedley Labour
1982 Joan M. Goodman Conservative Julia A. Wood Conservative
1986 Graham A. Dean Labour Paul R. Mee Labour Hillary A. Key Labour
1988 By-election Helen S. Salmon Labour
1990 Alison J. Roberts Labour
1996 By-election Paula M. Shaw Labour
1998 Alexander Burridge Labour
2002 Greta Sohoye Labour
2004 By-election Nanoo Rajendran Labour
2007 By-election Alison Butler Labour
2010 Donna Gray Labour
2014 Jamie Audsley Labour Humayun Kabir Labour

Ward Result[edit]

Croydon Council Election 2018: Bensham Manor (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alison Jane Butler 2,665 25.05
Labour Jamie Audsley 2,652 24.93
Labour Humayun Kabir 2,546 23.93
Conservative Alan James Bowden 726 6.82
Conservative Kumari Anupama 568 5.34
Conservative Jebun Quadir 472 4.44
Green Varyl Robert Thorndycraft 367 3.45
Green Pravina Ellis 332 3.12
Green Raj Mehta 311 2.92
Majority 1,820 17.11
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Bensham Manor (3) - 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Raj Rajendran 1,846
Labour Paula Shaw 1,805
Labour Greta Sohoye 1,670
Conservative Roger Taylor 1,117
Conservative John Tooze 861
Conservative Alan Winborn 774
Green Susan Parsons 531
UKIP James Feisenberger 305
Turnout 3,407 32.9%


  1. ^ "Croydon Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 October 2016.

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Coordinates: 51°23′49″N 0°06′18″W / 51.397°N 0.105°W / 51.397; -0.105