South London aspirant city, with tower blocks in the town centre. The borough includes urban areas (Norbury and South Norwood), overspill housing (New Addington) and outer suburbia (Coulsdon, Purley).
There is to be a referendum on a directly-elected Mayor model on 7 October 2021. At byelections on 6 May, Labour held South Norwood, and regained New Addington North and Woodside. The Conservatives held Park Hill and Whitgift, and Kenley.
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