Croham (ward)

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Croham
Former ward
for Croydon Council
Outline map
Boundary of Croham in Croydon from 2002.
CountyGreater London
Electorate11,318
1978 (1978)2018 (2018)
Number of councillorsThree
Replaced bySouth Croydon
Created fromSanderstead North
UK Parliament constituencyCroydon South

Croham was a ward in the London Borough of Croydon, London in the United Kingdom, covering part of the Croham Hurst and South Croydon. The ward returned three councillors every four years to Croydon Council. At the 2002 election, Maria Gatland, Michael Neal and Jason Perry were elected, as Conservative Party candidates, positions which they subsequently retained in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 elections. At the 2011 Census the population of the ward was 15,790.[1]

The ward was in Croydon South constituency held by Chris Philp MP, one of the safest Conservative seats in London.

List of Councillors[edit]

Election Councillor Party Notes Councillor Party Notes Councillor Party Notes
1978 Ward created
1978 Paul W. Rickards Conservative Previously Councillor for Sanderstead North Keith A. Wells Conservative Previously Councillor for Sanderstead North William N. Peet Conservative Previously councillors for Sanderstead North
1982 Ian Croft Conservative John P.B. Hecks Conservative
1986 Peter Bowness Conservative Leader of the Council 1976-1994
1994 Andrew D.W. Berry Conservative
1998 Nicholas S. P-J. Keable Conservative Paul J. McCombie Conservative Mark B. Stockwell Conservative
2002 Maria Gatland Conservative Subsequently became Councillor for South Croydon Jason Perry Conservative Subsequently became Councillor for South Croydon. Previously a Councillor in Coulsdon East, 1994-2002. Michael Neal Conservative Subsequently became Councillor for South Croydon
2018 Ward abolished

Croham Election Results[edit]

1978-2002[edit]

1978[edit]

Croydon Council Election 1978: Croham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul W. Rickards 2,989
Conservative Keith A. Wells 2,922
Conservative William N. Peet 2,907
Labour Wendy M. Holt 698
Labour Mary Jones 673
Labour Raymond G.M. Jones 664
Liberal Judith A. Stuart 386
Liberal Alan J. Hussey 355
Liberal John Hatherley 349
Turnout 41.1%
Registered electors 10,217
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

1982[edit]

Croydon Council Election 1982: Croham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Croft 2,961
Conservative John P.B. Hecks 2,944
Conservative Keith A. Wells 2,884
SDP–Liberal Alliance Christopher G. Peacock 1,308
SDP–Liberal Alliance Richard T. Mascall 1,215
SDP–Liberal Alliance Richard E. Tudway 1,148
Labour William E. Short 382
Labour Pauline H. Scharp 373
Labour David J. White 342
Turnout 44.8% Increase 3.7%
Registered electors 10,187
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

1986[edit]

Croydon Council Election 1986: Croham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Croft 2,315
Conservative Peter S. Bowness 2,225
Conservative John P.B. Hecks 2,189
SDP–Liberal Alliance James S. Forrest 2,117
SDP–Liberal Alliance Christopher G. Peacock 1,928
SDP–Liberal Alliance Stephen P.J. Maloney 1,905
Labour David J. White 401
Labour Pauline H. Scharp 399
Labour Claire E.M. Bailey Newton 372
Green Michael Spencer-Bowdage 255
Turnout 48.3% Increase 3.5%
Registered electors 10,479
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

1990[edit]

Croydon Council Election 1990: Croham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Croft 2,813
Conservative Peter S. Bowness 2,750
Conservative John P.B. Hecks 2,656
Liberal Democrat Michael T.A. Bishopp 1,396
Liberal Democrat Christopher G. Peacock 1,351
Liberal Democrat Roger D. George 1,322
Labour Patrick D. Holt 727
Labour Lydia E. Sookias 613
Labour Michael G. Ryan 612
Green Michael Spencer-Bowdage 367
Peoples Choice Mark R.L. Samuel 79
Turnout 5,103 50.8 Increase 2.5%
Registered electors 10,055
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

1994[edit]

Croydon Council Election 1994: Croham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter S. Bowness 2,556
Conservative John P.B. Hecks 2,533
Conservative Andrew D.W. Berry 2,511
Liberal Democrat Michael T.A. Bishopp 1,330
Liberal Democrat Christopher G. Peacock 1,294
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Saunders 1,249
Labour Maria T. Dennis 985
Labour Barry P. Buttigieg 955
Labour Jeffrey R. Primm 898
Peoples Choice Mark R.L. Samuel 122
Turnout 5,055 50.6 Decrease 0.2%
Registered electors 9,994
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

1998[edit]

Croydon Council Election 1998: Croham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicholas S. P-J. Keable 2,223
Conservative Paul J. McCombie 2,206
Conservative Mark B. Stockwell 2,127
Labour Alison J. Butler 1,060
Labour Beatrice A. Pollard 1,011
Labour Peter N. Horah 980
Liberal Democrat Sylvia W. Bishopp 611
Liberal Democrat Joan H. Leck 530
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey V. Gauge 526
Independent Graham Johnson 129
Independent Mark R.L. Samuel 84
Turnout 4,052 40.0 Decrease 10.6%
Registered electors 10,140
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

2002-2014[edit]

2002[edit]

Croydon Council Election 2002: Croham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Maria R. Gatland 2,100
Conservative Jason S. Perry 2,008
Conservative Michael A. Neal 1,984
Liberal Democrat Graham T. Dare 1,232
Liberal Democrat Sarah J. Newton 1,192
Liberal Democrat Gavin T. Howard-Jones 1,171
Labour Laura T. Doughty 681
Labour Stephen C. Moyse 647
Labour Louise F. Szpera 583
UKIP Brian P. Alchorn 106
UKIP Kathleen Garner 93
Peoples Choice Evelyn J. Lane 90
Peoples Choice Donald Pearce 71
Peoples Choice Mark R.L. Samuel 58
Turnout 4,121 38.7 Decrease 1.3%
Registered electors 10,639
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

2006[edit]

Croydon Council Election 2006: Croham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Maria Gatland 2,590
Conservative Michael Neal 2,418
Conservative Jason Perry 2,378
Liberal Democrat Michael Bishopp 861
Liberal Democrat Sheelagh Crampton 739
Labour Laura Doughty 722
Labour Paul Anderson 697
Liberal Democrat Edward Maxfield 609
Green Stephen Harris 569
Labour James Mburu 566
UKIP William Bailey 206
The People's Choice Evelyn Lane 113
The People's Choice Debra Cannam 112
The People's Choice Mark Samuel 96
Turnout 4,460 41.4% Increase 2.7%
Registered electors 10,785
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

2010[edit]

Croydon Council Election 2010: Croham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Maria Gatland 3,389
Conservative Michael Neal 3,070
Conservative Jason Perry 2,804
Labour Natalie Allen 1,806
Liberal Democrat John Jefkins 1,795
Liberal Democrat Martin Camden 1,778
Liberal Democrat Simon Rix 1,758
Labour Martin Angus 1,512
Labour Adam Bonner 1,343
Green Stephen Harris 538
Green Muriel Passmore 507
UKIP William Bailey 444
Green Marc Richards 433
Putting Croydon First Mark Samuel 218
Turnout 7,582 67.04% Increase 25.64%
Registered electors 11,309
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

2014[edit]

Croydon Council Election 2014: Croham[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Maria Gatland 2,042
Conservative Michael Neal 1,910
Conservative Jason Perry 1,803
Labour Christopher Clark 1,100
Labour Paul Waddell 1,099
Labour Claudine Reid 1,011
UKIP Kathleen Garner 629
Liberal Democrat Michael Bishopp 587
Green Tracey Hague 515
Liberal Democrat Ben Devlin 505
Liberal Democrat John Jefkins 500
Green Gordon Halliday 479
Green Sasha Khan 474
Putting Croydon First Mark Samuel 191
Independent Tony Martin 97
Turnout 4,315 41.10% Decrease 25.94%
Registered electors 11,318
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Croydon Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  2. ^ "London Borough Election Results 2014" (PDF). London Datastore. Retrieved 10 April 2018.