General Election 2019: Meet the Croydon South candidates

By Hannah Millington, Scarlett O’Malley and Charlie Jones
November 14 2019, 16.40

In the 2017 general election Conservative Chris Philp won the seat with a majority of 18.6% with 33,334 votes, giving him a share of 54.5%.

In 2010 the two-time Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson beat him in the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency by 42 votes to retain her seat.

Croydon South voted 45.81% to leave and 54.19% remain in the EU referendum.

Olga FitzRoy (Labour)

Olga FitzRoy is a recording engineer and producer who was born in Berlin and grew up in between Germany and Scotland. She is the executive director of the Music Producers Guild having worked with Coldplay, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Sir George Martin, Olga was named Recording Engineer of the Year at the MPG awards 2016.

Twitter: @OlgaFitzRoy

Kathleen Garner (UKIP)

Twitter: @UKIP

Anna Jones (Liberal Democrats)

Before moving to Kenley in 2013, she was a councillor for Epsom where she worked on the planning committee to ensure developers were not given permission to build without agreeing to pay towards social housing.

Twitter: @AnnaLibDemmer

Chris Philp (Conservative)

He set up his own business at the age of 24, starting off driving the delivery van and growing it to employing hundreds of people. In 2009 he set up the charity, Next Big Thing. The charity has been set up to help young people with mentoring in business and helping them with business plans.

Twitter: @CPhilpOfficial

Peter Underwood (Green Party)

Peter Underwood is the senior project officer (Croydon and Surrey) for The Conservation Volunteers. He works to restore the Caledonian Forest with the charity Trees for Life by periodically leading residential conservation weeks in the Highlands of Scotland. Previously, he worked in the civil service and has experience in policy development, public sector administration, Parliamentary procedures and publicity work.

Twitter: @GreenPeterU

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