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 are vacancies in Selsdon and Ballards and Thornton Heath wards (both held by Independents, elected as Conservative and Labour respectively). Donald Speakman (Purley) moved from Conservative to Independent in April 2018.
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