Historic Lib Dem win in Croydon as party surges in polls

Claire Bonham is elected as ward councillor for Crystal Palace & Upper Norwood

Voters in Croydon have backed the Liberal Democrats in last week's council elections, with over 35,000 votes for our candidates across the borough.

We are delighted that residents in Crystal Palace & Upper Norwood have elected hard working local champion Claire Bonham as a ward councillor, the first Lib Dem elected to Croydon Council in 20 years.

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A message from Richard Howard - our candidate to be Croydon's first mayor

A video message from Richard Howard, Liberal Democrat candidate for Croydon's first mayor.

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Claire Bonham, Steve Penketh & Costel Petre - A Fresh Start for Crystal Palace & Upper Norwood


Claire, Steve and Costel believe Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood has been neglected for too long and are campaigning hard so that they can give it the fresh start it deserves.

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Richard Howard, our candidate for Mayor, shares his vision for Croydon

Richard Howard with fellow Lib Dem campaigner Gill Hickson

Richard is campaigning for better housing, improved local accountability and improved transport links.

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Tory councillors fail to stop over-development in Old Coulsdon

Artist's impression of a new development

Over-development has been raised as a major concern in Old Coulsdon, with existing councillors accused of offering talk but no action.

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Parks and play facilities need improving in Old Coulsdon

Current play facilities

Lib Dems demand better recreation spaces for older children living in Old Coulsdon.

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Traffic calm Coulsdon Road - sign our petition today


We need safer ways for school children and shoppers to cross at places along Coulsdon Road.

Traffic goes far too fast past three schools, shops and old people's facilities here.

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Lib Dems launch campaign for a better Westow Park!

Steve Penketh campaigning for a better Westow Park

Crystal Palace & Upper Norwood Lib Dems have launched a petition calling on the Council to improve Westow Park. The Park is such a well-used green space for local people and is an essential life-line, particularly during the pandemic, for those who do not have outside space.

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Croydon parks to lose Green Flag status?

Claire Bonham and Steve Penketh campaigning for Croydon's neglected parks and open spaces

Liberal Democrat campaigners have expressed concern about the future of the Green Flag award for parks and open spaces in Croydon, following last month's Full Council meeting.

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Outrage as Croydon schools lose almost £800K in Pupil Premium cuts

A school desk

Liberal Democrat campaigners have reacted furiously to the news that schools in Croydon will lose almost £800K in funding as a result of changes to the way that the Government calculates the pupil premium grant. Primary schools will lose £581,040 and secondary schools will lose £210,940 because of the decision to base the funding on a school's pupil numbers in October rather than January as previously calculated. The information was released by Croydon Council following a question from local resident Claire Bonham at July’s Council meeting in Croydon.

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