Croydon Council Election, 2002
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All 70 seats to Croydon London Borough Council
36 seats needed for a majority
Turnout34.5%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Hugh Malyan Dudley Mead Ian Atkins
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader since 1999 1998 1998
Leader's seat Upper Norwood Selsdon & Ballards Coulsdon East
Last election 38 seats, 38.2% 31 seats, 47.5% 1 seat, 12.1%
Seats won 37 32 1
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1 Steady
Popular vote 31,871 37,908 27,608
Percentage 38.0% 45.2% 12.2%

Map of the results of the 2002 Croydon council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red, Labour Co-operative in dark red and Liberal Democrats in yellow

Leader of the Council. before election

Hugh Malyan
Labour

Elected Leader

Hugh Malyan
Labour

Elections to Croydon Council in London, England were held on 4 May 2002. The whole council was up for election for the first time since the 1998 election. The Labour Party managed to keep control of the council which it had done since 1994 when it took power away from the Conservative Party. This year Labour held Croydon with a smaller majority, only clinging onto power through a tiny number of votes in its marginal wards - one councillor won by just eight votes.

37 Labour councillors, 32 Conservative councillors and 1 Liberal Democrat councillor were elected, maintaining Labour control of the Council. Subsequently, one Conservative councillor defected to Labour, defected back to the Conservatives, became an independent and then a Liberal Democrat.

Election result

Croydon Local Election Result 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 32 +1 45.7 45.2 37,908
  Labour 37 -1 52.9 38.0 31,871
  Liberal Democrats 1 1.4 12.2 10,257
  Independent 0 1.7 1,469
  People's Choice 0 1.2 1,012
  UKIP 0 1.1 948
  Green 0 1.3 278
  Monster Raving Loony 0 0.2 209
37 1 32
Labour LD Con

Ward results

Addiscombe

Addiscombe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Amanda N. Campbell 2,140
Labour Co-op Mark Watson 1,968
Labour Co-op Sean Fitzsimons 1,940
Conservative Desmond J. Wright 1,383
Conservative Alexander C.C. Camden 1,366
Conservative Ronald W. Richens 1,329
People's Choice Stephen P. Collins 453
People's Choice Carol West 404
People's Choice Stephen D.A. Collins 387
Majority
Turnout
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Ashburton

Ashburton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edwin S. Arram 2,005
Conservative Avril E.M. Slipper 1,999
Conservative Derek R. Loughborough 1,967
Labour Stephen J. Harris 1,662
Labour Hugh M. Allwood 1,598
Labour George Ayres 1,584
People's Choice Jack Windus 240
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Bensham Manor

Bensham Manor (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Alexander Burridge 2,096
Labour Co-op Paula M. Shaw 2,035
Labour Co-op Greta Sohoye 1,887
Conservative Florence M. Evans 668
Conservative Roger C. Taylor 656
Conservative William A. Proudfoot 580
UKIP James R. Feisenberger 163
Majority
Turnout
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Broad Green

Broad Green (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stuart Collins 1,737
Labour Timothy Godfrey 1,634
Labour Michael S.P. Selvanayagam 1,594
Conservative Ian J. Parker 591
Conservative Keith B. Pearson 514
Conservative Jill Thomas 492
UKIP Christopher N. Pearce 264
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Coulsdon East

Coulsdon East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ian R. Atkins 2,485
Conservative Christopher Wright 2,445
Conservative Brian A. Udell 2,330
Liberal Democrats David J. Howard 2,305
Conservative Valerie H. Dunmore 2,304
Liberal Democrats Steven H. Gauge 2,271
Labour Julie Candy 294
Labour Maggie Conway 292
Labour Ruth E. Bannister 279
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Coulsdon West

Coulsdon West (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David J. Osland 2,083
Conservative Anna Hawkins 2,081
Conservative Gavin Barwell 2,040
Labour Raymond W. Berry 788
Labour Wayne J.P. Lawlor 729
Labour Aslam M. Hoda 710
Liberal Democrats Kathleen V. Austin 595
Liberal Democrats Avril S. Bristow 592
Liberal Democrats Linda M. Evans 582
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Croham

Croham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maria R. Gatland 2,100
Conservative Jason S. Perry 2,008
Conservative Michael A. Neal 1,984
Liberal Democrats Graham T. Dare 1,232
Liberal Democrats Sarah J. Newton 1,192
Liberal Democrats 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
Majority
Turnout 4,121 38.7 Decrease 1.3%
Registered electors 10,639
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Fairfield

Fairfield (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert W. Coatman 1,816
Conservative Patricia F. L. Knight 1,752
Conservative Audrey-Marie N. Yates 1,636
Labour Simon A. Hall 1,417
Labour Dominic G. O’Donnell 1,381
Labour Paul R. M. Dickinson 1,316
Liberal Democrats Robert Beadle 486
Liberal Democrats Joanna A. Whitehouse 473
Monster Raving Loony John S. Cartwright 209
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Fieldway

Fieldway (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op James L. Walker 1,007
Labour Co-op Mary M. Walker 934
Conservative George A. Cowling 529
Conservative Joy M. Hamblett 497
Majority
Turnout
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Heathfield

Heathfield (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Pelling 2,445
Conservative Margaret V. Mead 2,411
Conservative Enley Taylor 2,192
Labour Andrew W. Bradstock 986
Labour Moira O’Donnell 956
Labour Mohammad Aslam 843
UKIP Alan G. Harker 288
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Kenley

Kenley (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Janice A. Buttinger 2,274
Conservative Steven L.V. Hollands 2,196
Conservative Stephen J. O’Connell 2,185
Liberal Democrats Angela M. Catto 647
Liberal Democrats Jeremy M. Hargreaves 579
Liberal Democrats Susan B. Gauge 543
Labour Barry P. Buttigieg 528
Labour Zenia R.S. Jamison 480
Labour Sherwan H. Chowdhury 479
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

New Addington

New Addington (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brenda P. Kirby 1,040
Labour Christopher Ward 928
Conservative Peter T. Kirby 815
Conservative Kathryn J. Stewart 796
Liberal Democrats Robin Sullivan 136
Liberal Democrats Susannah R. Sullivan 125
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Norbury

Norbury (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret R. Mansell 2,254
Labour Shafi Khan 2,227
Labour Peter W. Hopson 2,147
Conservative Susan E. Bennett 2,014
Conservative Gloria J. Hutchens 2,004
Conservative Rukhsana T. Sheikh 1,885
Independent Frederick A. Sherlock 652
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Purley

Purley (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham J. Bass 2,099
Conservative Derek G. Millard 2,056
Conservative Donald S. Speakman 1,985
Labour Beata Brooks 696
Labour Suren D. Pandita-Gunawardena 658
Liberal Democrats Gordon E. Burnett 654
Labour Barry G. Paterson 642
Liberal Democrats Pamela A. Randall 604
Liberal Democrats Mervyn R. Gatland 566
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Sanderstead

Sanderstead (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lynne C. Hale 2,797
Conservative Eric Shaw 2,740
Conservative Timothy S. Pollard 2,678
Labour Richard B. Young 537
Liberal Democrats Michael T.A. Bishopp 531
Labour Elizabeth M. Wolf 517
Labour Robert C.E. Brooks 511
Liberal Democrats Michael K. Frith 491
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey V. Gauge 470
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Selhurst

Selhurst (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Toni E. Letts 1,685
Labour Nuala O’Neill 1,641
Labour Michael G. Ryan 1,535
Conservative Barbara Drake 597
Conservative Jane Parker 558
Conservative Helen S. Pollard 540
Liberal Democrats Mark A. Green 367
Liberal Democrats Pamela A. Hutcheson 335
Liberal Democrats Lynn H. Roulstone 332
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Selsdon & Ballards

Selsdon & Ballards (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dudley S. Mead 2,692
Conservative Philip J. Thomas 2,602
Conservative Julian E. Storey 2,562
Labour Ashton L. Anderson 619
Liberal Democrats John M. Jefkins 616
Labour John C. Simkins 611
Liberal Democrats Margaret L. Burnett 561
Labour Rae F.E. Goonetilleke 552
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Shirley

Shirley (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Janet A. Marshall 2,372
Conservative Michael D. Fisher 2,040
Conservative Richard R. Chatterjee 1,978
Labour Sarah Jones 1,343
Labour Richard M. Plackett 1,205
Labour David L. Davies 1,135
Liberal Democrats Patricia F. West 448
Liberal Democrats Ejnar Sorensen 413
Liberal Democrats Paul F. West 407
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

South Norwood

South Norwood (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Avis 1,574
Labour Michael Jewitt 1,471
Labour Andrew S.K. Bagnall 1,392
Conservative Pauline Miles 1,011
Conservative Helena M. Kowalska 991
Conservative John L. Tooze 787
Liberal Democrats Julie Hardy-McBride 469
Liberal Democrats Graham Axford 450
Liberal Democrats Jan Perry 442
Green Brian Fewster 278
UKIP Ronald L.J. Newman 127
UKIP Alan G. Smith 104
UKIP Claire J. Smith 95
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Thornton Heath

Thornton Heath (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Clouder 1,794
Labour Adrian S. Dennis 1,759
Labour Louisa P. Woodley 1,648
Conservative Malcolm Felberg 757
Conservative Andrew R. Price 691
Conservative David H. Young 662
Liberal Democrats Beryl R. Pocock 376
Liberal Democrats Elaine Fillingham 373
Liberal Democrats Christopher M. Pocock 334
Independent Ronald G. Dalton 234
Independent Shabir Ismail 173
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Upper Norwood

Upper Norwood (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick T. Ryan 1,998
Labour Hugh D. Malyan 1,961
Labour Ian G. Payne 1,828
Conservative Luke S. Clancy 1,246
Conservative Quentin J. Hawkins 1,173
Conservative Tirena Gunter 1,164
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Morley 432
Liberal Democrats John Cornell 400
People's Choice John Gladden 229
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Waddon

Waddon (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alison J. Butler 1,609
Labour Charlotte M. McAree 1,585
Labour Paul J. Smith 1,532
Conservative Jonathan M. Driver 1524
Conservative Rex A.J. Calvert 1522
Conservative Philip P. Gamble 1475
Liberal Democrats Joan Leck 413
Liberal Democrats Suzanne U. Roquette 401
Liberal Democrats Patricia Gauge 394
Majority
Turnout
Registered electors
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour hold Swing

West Thornton

West Thornton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Raj Chandarana 1,691
Labour Bernadette Khan 1,547
Labour Martin A. Tiedemann 1,506
Conservative George A. Fibley 704
Conservative Parshotam L. Bhagat 675
Conservative Christopher P. Leese 586
Liberal Democrats Saeed A. Malik 313
Liberal Democrats Christopher A. Reilly 306
Liberal Democrats Susan L. Watson 296
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Woodside

Woodside (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Karen Jewitt 1,824
Labour Anthony J. Newman 1,774
Labour Paul W. Scott 1,623
Conservative Benjamin J. Grainger 941
Conservative Lindsay P. Frost 938
Conservative Joan M. North 891
Independent Brian P. Finegan 583
Independent Christina M. Salter 525
Majority
Turnout
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing