The Croydon North constituency was created in 1997 and since then has been represented by the Labour Party.

The constituency covers the Croydon Council wards of Bensham Manor, Broad Green, Norbury, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood, West Thornton, and Selhurst.

Labour and Co-operative member Steve Reed became the MP for the area in a 2012 by-election.

In 2017 he retained the seat with 44,213 votes, with the Conservative candidate coming in second with 11,848 votes.

In the EU Referendum in 2016 the constituency voted 58.83 per cent for remain.

Claire Bonham – Liberal Democrats

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Claire has been a Crystal Palace resident since 2013 and has worked for more than 15 years in the voluntary sector.

She stood for the Upper Norwood and Crystal Palace seat in the 2018 local elections.

“If elected, I will be a voice for the residents of Croydon North,” she said. “I will work hard, collaboratively and with imagination to ensure that decisions are taken with real local input, delivering real local improvement in our services and environment.”

Rachel Chance – The Green Party

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Rachel has campaigned with Extinction Rebellion and volunteered

for Crystal Palace Transition Town.

She has lived in Crystal Palace for the past seven years and works in the charity sector.

She wants to see cleaner air through cleaner public transport and said she will fight to preserve Croydon’s 39 green spaces.

Donald Ekekhomen – Conservative

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Donald moved to the UK from Nigeria to study and has worked as a pharmacist across Croydon.

He has lived in the borough for more than 11 years and is a supporter of Crystal Palace.

He added: “I volunteer in local charities and am a trustee in one that helps disadvantaged young people.”

Candace Mitchell – Christian People’s Alliance

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Candace is a former teacher and youth worker.

She now runs RevolutionChange, a life coaching service.

She said: “Since 2015 I have been interested in and standing up for things that are important to our community. I am a definition of diversity which is one of the striking characteristics of our constituency.

“I am approachable and a strong advocate for things I believe in. I want to continue fighting for our families and community.”

Chidi Ngwaba – Brexit Party

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Back in August it was announced that Chidi would be standing in the Beckenham Constituency but now is standing in Croydon North.

In a video from the party, the doctor says he honours the will of the people

He has worked in the NHS for most of his career and says the NHS needs some work and he wants to “get power back to the people in terms of democracy so we can take back control of our health.”

Steve Reed – Labour and Co-operative party

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Before becoming an MP Steve, who is standing for re-election, was the leader of Lambeth Council.

He served as the shadow minister for children and families.

He said: “I got flammable Grenfell-style cladding stripped from a local housing block, I helped get a new school built after the Conservatives left children in containers for six years, and I’ve dealt with over 50,000 issues for local people who came to me for help.”