RESULT: Steve Reed continues Labour’s good night with huge victory in Croydon North

Steve Reed has ensured Croydon North remained in Labour hands for the fourth General Election in a row.

Mr Reed won Croydon North with 44,213 votes, giving him a massive 32,365 margin over Conservative Samuel Kasumu, who received 11,848 votes.

Labour has held the constituency since 1997, with Mr Reed first running for Croydon North in November 2012.

Mr Reed congratulated Sarah Jones, his Labour colleague who won Croydon Central from Conservative Gavin Barwell, and said: “Labour has clearly enthused people with the hope of a better world.

“Young people with the hope of a better future and older people with the hope of getting the care they need.

“I will be seeking two assurances: a guarantee that our hospital will get protected status if the NHS consultation continues, and guarantees that the proposed new funding formula for schools is scrapped because the amount of money being removed from Croydon and Croydon North is not sustainable.

“Croydon has voted for hope and voted for change.”

Croydon North

Steve Reed (Labour) 44,213, Samuel Kasumu (Conservative) 11,848, Maltby Pindar (Lib-Dem) 1,656 , Peter Underwood (Green Party) 983, Michael Swadling (UKIP) 753, Lee Berks (Independent) 170.

Labour hold, majority 32,365 (+10,700)

Turnout: 87,470

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