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|Preceded by||Bernard Weatherill|
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|Constituency||Croydon North East|
Congdon had been also a councillor for many years and served as Deputy Leader of Croydon Council. He was first elected to the House of Commons at the 1992 general selection, succeeding the outgoing speaker Bernard Weatherill who was retiring from the Commons.
The Croydon seats were reorganised ahead of the 1997 General Election, with the loss of one seat. Congdon competed against Sir Paul Beresford, then MP for Croydon Central, for the Conservative nomination for the new merged seat and won. He then lost in the ensuing election in 1997 to Labour's Geraint Davies. Sir Paul Beresford, meanwhile, successfully contested Mole Valley and continued as an MP.
Congdon stood once again against Geraint Davies at the 2001 election and lost. He currently works for MENCAP, and did not stand again at the 2005 election, when the Conservative candidate Andrew Pelling recaptured the seat from Davies.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by David Congdon
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|Member of Parliament for Croydon North East
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