• DEMOC Petition Pic3

    In September 2020, the Campaign for a Democratically Elected Mayor of Croydon (DEMOC) formally handed in its petition that required Croydon Council to hold a referendum giving the people of Croydon the choice to change from the current failed council system to a new mayor, chosen directly by every voter in Croydon.

    The Council at first refused to accept the petition was valid. After being threatened with court action, Croydon Council agreed to hold a referendum on 7th October 2021.

  • Democ Referendum

    Croydon Council needs to change. The current system sees the Leader chosen by handful of party affiliated Councillors.

    This has led to ill-conceived proposals that lack scrutiny. For example, the former leader decided to borrow money to buy a hotel without proper oversight, and no agreed policy. That Leader was forced to resign, but local people of Croydon are left with the pile of debt.

    Local people should decide who runs Croydon, not a small group of Councillors. Vote FOR an ELECTED MAYOR on 7th October

  • DEMOC Petition Pic3

    In September 2020, the Campaign for a Democratically Elected Mayor of Croydon (DEMOC) formally handed in its petition that required Croydon Council to hold a referendum giving the people of Croydon the choice to change from the current failed council system to a new mayor, chosen directly by every voter in Croydon.

    The Council at first refused to accept the petition was valid. After being threatened with court action, Croydon Council agreed to hold a referendum on 7th October 2021.

  • An elected mayor

    We believe a directly elected mayor would mean people are listened to again and will make those in charge more responsive. We would all get an equal vote in who runs our town! A mayor will be someone we know, someone we can hold to account, and someone to stand up for Croydon. Croydon is changing. For all our families' futures, lets change to a council that listens and meets all our needs in an open and fair way, valuing everyone in our community.