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.
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.
Shadow Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Learning
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.
Shadow Cabinet Member for Homes 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 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.
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.
Shadow Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Resilience
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 Planning, Environment and Transport
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.
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.
Living in Croydon all of my life has instilled a strong sense of passion for Croydon and it's future. I have always been active in many of the local campaigns and projects, growing up in an area which prides itself on its Community spirit, and the ability to show a united front against issues that are important to the local residents. I would like the whole of Croydon to have the same sense of Pride in it's community, and would strive as a Councillor to expand this to all areas of Croydon.
I am very excited to have been made the Shadow Cabinet Member for Sustainable Croydon! It is more important than ever, that we as a Council, and community take pragmatic and urgent steps to help improve our environment.
To put the bankruptcy in perspective, Croydon Council is in the worst state that any local authority has got itself into, ever. On a scale of one to ten, it is the very definition of a ten. Pause for a moment to let that sink in.
Cllr Andy Stranack looks at the impact which the endemic poor culture within the Labour Council, coupled with the harsh cuts which they are making to services, is now having on the lives of Croydon residents.
At last night’s Cabinet Meeting Ms Fransoy Hewitt, the lady whose Regina Road mould-ridden soaking wet flat, was filmed by ITV News in March, gave the Labour Council an update on the leak and disrepairs affecting her home.
In 2014, Croydon Labour’s manifesto promised that a Labour Administration would be “the most open and transparent council in the history of Croydon” - a phrase oft repeated by their long-time Leader Cllr Tony Newman.