With next month’s vote being dubbed the ‘Brexit election’ we hit the streets of Croydon town centre to see what really matters to people who live in the borough.

In Croydon there are three constituencies. In 2017 Labour kept hold of Croydon Central and Croydon North while Croydon South remained a Tory seat.

Conor Reading lives in the Croydon North constituency and says he will be voting Labour on December 12 although he had been toying with voting for The Green Party.

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The 26-year-old said: “I think that Brexit should not happen and I don’t think it is good for the economy or the country.

“I also think that things for young people should be considered more, housing prices, rent prices and education costs.

“I haven’t always voted for Labour, I prefer to vote Green but I think it is a wasted vote. We’ve had the Tories for the last 10 years and things have gone up in cost and we’ve tried to leave the EU.

“I don’t like having a government that is so old-style in their views.

“I think the environment gets more important every year. Since the last election I have changed how I live my life and make environmentally friendly choices.

“There needs to be bigger pressure on corporate companies to make a better impact on the environment. It tends to be put on the individual but that is actually a tiny cause of environmental damage.”

But Barrie Shuttleworth, usually a Conservative voter, said he is not sure whether he will vote this year.

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The 60-year-old who lives in Croydon Central said he is terminally ill and that recently he has had to pay from his own pocket for a carer.

He said: “I used to vote but I am sick of all of them now.

“Boris is doing something but I don’t like Corbyn or the Lib Dem leader.

“None of them seem to be putting anything forward.”

For mum Joy Nwaneri childcare will be an important factor in this general election.

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The 35-year-old lives in the Croydon South constituency and has a seven-month-old baby girl.

Joy said: “I always support Labour but I don’t like Jeremy Corbyn’s attitude, it feels like he is attacking the other when he puts his views across. He does not accept that the new Prime Minister is the Prime Minister.

“Childcare is very very expensive. I think the government could make it more affordable for parents so they can go back to work. But with the way it is, that is difficult for many parents.”

Childcare is something that is also important to fellow South Croydon resident Paul Sweeney, the father of a one-year-old.

The 43-year-old has previously voted for all three of the main parties and is not sure which way he will go this time.

He said: “Most important for me is decent stuff for children and kids to do locally and childcare that is affordable for young families.

“I think it has got more difficult for a lot of families. It seems quite difficult at the moment.

“I am split between voting Conservative or Liberal Democrat and have voted for all of the top three at different points in my life.

For Croydon Central grandmother Julie Taylor leaving the European Union is the main issue in this election.

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But she thinks that there have been too many elections and votes in recent years.

The 59-year-old said: “Three years ago the people voted to get out of the EU but they have mucked about and made excuse after excuse.

“I think we need to get out. If you look at other countries that haven’t been in the EU they are doing 10 times better than our country.

“Labour want to tax the rich but I think it is us that will end up paying more.”

But for one Hungarian couple we met in Surrey Street, Brexit is the reason they are heading back home after 20 years of living in Croydon North.

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One of them who just gave his name as Paul said that he did not find any of the parties attractive, even though he is not allowed to vote in this election.

He said: “None of them are really appealing because there are problems on the left and on the right.

“Brexit is a big problem and it is why we are moving home.”

Across the three constituencies there are a total of 16 candidates standing.