Shadow Cabinet Member for Safer Croydon and Communities
Andy Stranack has been active in the Forestdale and Selsdon area for twenty years and has helped set up the Ment4 charity that provides mentoring services to young people at risk of being involved in the criminal justice system.
Shadow Cabinet Member for Transport, Environment and Regeneration
Gareth Streeter first moved to the Shirley area in 1999 originally to serve as a youth worker in a local church. Over the years, he has been involved in a range of projects and activities in the community.
Helen Redfern has lived in Croydon since 2004 and quickly became involved in volunteering locally. She consults regularly with residents associations, the Police Ward Panel and is an active member of St Mary's church. She works as a perinatal teacher, working with expectant and new parents.
Jason Cummings has been a Croydon Central resident for over 20 years. Married to Rachel, two teenage children. First elected in 2010 after career in general management, local church member and volunteer at floating homeless shelter. I play lower league cricket as a wicketkeeper.
Jason Perry is married with two children, aged nineteen and seventeen, and lives in South Croydon Ward. He represented Croham from 2002 to 2018, and South Croydon from 2018 to present and has been a Croydon Councillor since 1994.
Shadow Cabinet Member for Housing and Gateway Services
Lynne Hale has lived in Sanderstead for 30 years. She worked locally as a healthcare professional for over twenty years before, having settled her three children into their Croydon schools, she moved into politics.
Shadow Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Learning
Maria Gatland has lived and worked in South Croydon for more than 30 years. During that time she helped run the family business and cared for her husband during his long illness. Maria was elected to Croydon Council in 2002.
Mario Creatura is a lifelong Croydon resident and has been a Coulsdon Councillor since 2014. He was state educated locally before being the first in his family to go on to university. He is married to Amy, a local SEN teacher, and they are new parents to twin boys.
Now semi-retired I moved with my family from Fulham to South Croydon in 2006 whilst still working full time in Central London. Originally from an engineering background I latterly specialised in projects to improve the safety, efficiency and quality of business services.
Vidhi Mohan was born in India and has lived in Croydon since 2000. He is a management consultant with the transport industry, advising both public and private sector clients on the feasibility, funding and implementation of transport schemes both in the UK and internationally.
Shadow Cabinet Member for Families, Health and Social Care
Yvette Hopley has lived in and around Sanderstead all her life. From an education in a local state school she went on to spend almost ten years working in Public & Government Relations for an American Oil company. Yvette lives with Chris and has a daughter Natasha and grandson Hugh.
Croydon Council’s financial mismanagement continues to impact on our day to day lives. On Monday evening the Labour Cabinet approved its emergency budget which listed a range of cost-cutting measures, most of which can only be considered as short-sighted.
Tonight the 29 Conservative councillors for Croydon selected Cllr Jason Perry to be the new Group Leader and Leader of the Opposition. Cllr Perry will be supported by newly elected deputy leader Cllr Lynne Hale and returning deputy leader Cllr Jason Cummings, also elected at the Special General M