Claire Bonham, Liberal Democrat

Councillor Claire Bonham

Standing up for Streatham and Croydon North

Claire is the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Streatham and Croydon North, and a ward councillor on Croydon Council for Crystal Palace & Upper Norwood.

Claire has lived in the constituency for more than 10 years. As a councillor for the Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood ward, Claire works hard representing her community and knows the people and the issues that affect local residents. Claire is also the Chief Executive of Sculpt, a youth-led charity that works with young Londoners to support them to shape their own futures as they transition to adulthood. Claire has a PhD in International Relations and over 20 years’ experience working across the voluntary sector - championing the causes of children, the elderly and victims of crime, homelessness and poverty. She is also a trustee of Croydon Community Against Trafficking. In her spare time she enjoys singing with the Royal Choral Society and loves making the most of London's parks and green spaces.

Claire says:

"I am delighted to have been selected to stand for election for the Liberal Democrats in Streatham and Croydon North. As a local councillor I am already proud to represent the community I call home, and am committed to working hard for residents and enabling them to have a say in issues that affect them in their local area. I believe that many local residents have been let down by both Lambeth and Croydon councils, and I will be someone who will stand up for their rights to have decent housing, clean air to breathe, green spaces to enjoy, the opportunity to explore and use your creative talents and to feel safe as they live, work, go to school and enjoy everything that this amazing constituency has to offer.

Contact Claire

Claire's surgery is on the second Saturday of each month 10am to 11.30am at Chevening Hub, Chevening Road, SE19 3TE (no appointment necessary). It's a large ward and Claire wants to be as accessible to residents as possible, so additional dates in other parts of the ward will be advertised here periodically.

You can also send Claire an email.

Keep up to date with Claire's work

"I am committed to working hard for residents and enabling them to have a say in their local area. One way I do this is through my fortnightly emails, which include information that I think residents might find useful - whether its local events, campaigns, planning applications you may wish to comment on or details of public consultations that impact on our ward."

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Focus on Claire's work

Broken fence on Beulah Hill
Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood

Fix the fencing on Beulah Hill

We call upon Croydon Council to take necessary action to ensure the site is secure and well maintained, with the fence fixed, and graffiti and waste removed.

14 Feb 2023
Claire Bonham

Cllr Claire Bonham: My first two months

It’s been a whirlwind couple of months since the declaration in Trinity School – a lot of my initial time has been put into understanding the various roles and responsibilities of the council, which is very different when you are on the inside to the outside!

12 Aug 2022

Published and promoted by M Chalmers, on behalf of C Bonham (Liberal Democrats), at 204 Oval Road, Croydon, CR0 6BP

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