CROYDON - prediction and result Labour gain
Croydon is Labour’s best prospect of a gain after Redbridge. Although the south of the borough is still strongly Conservative, the north has become better for Labour and the central area is marginal.
New Addington was split in 2010 and should give Labour two extra councillors to make them level but then Waddon needs a 4% swing, Ashburton 5% and Fairfield 6%. Assuming they get at least one councillor into one of these wards they will take control.