Upper Norwood is both defined and divided by a number of political and administrative boundaries.
A Borough is a local government administrative district controlled by locally elected Councillors. The Council is responsible for education, housing, social services, street cleaning, waste disposal, roads, local planning and many arts and leisure services.
Boroughs are divided into electoral districts called wards. Each one is represented by one or more Councillors.
Upper Norwood spans five wards: Upper Norwood and South Norwood (Croydon), Gipsy Hill (Lambeth), Crystal Palace (Bromley) and College (Southwark).
Upper Norwood (Croydon)
|Councillor||Alisa Fleming||Pat Ryan||John Wentworth|
South Norwood (Croydon)
|Councillor||Jane Avis||Kathy Bee||Wayne Trakas-Lawlor|
Gipsy Hill (Lambeth)
|Councillor||Matthew Bennett||Niranjan Francis||Jennifer Brathwaite|
Crystal Palace (Bromley)
|Councillor||Angela Wilkins||Richard Williams|
|Councillor||Helen Hayes||Jon Hartley||Andy Simmons|
Wards are regularly reviewed and their boundaries may be redefined in the future.
There are 646 Parliamentary constituencies in the UK (May 2005 general election), each electing a single Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons (the primary legislative chamber) by the Simple Majority (‘First Past the Post’) electoral system. Upper Norwood spans three of these constituencies: Croydon North, Dulwich and West Norwood and Beckenham.
Constituencies are generally based on whole or part local authority boundaries, with the sizes of the electorates in each being as similar as possible. A general review of these boundaries is undertaken every 8 to 12 years in order to ensure electoral equality and normally lead to large-scale changes. However, localised interim reviews can occur at any time and may only usually lead to minor changes.
|Sitting MP||Steve Reed|
Dulwich and West Norwood
|Sitting MP||Helen Hayes|
|Sitting MP||Colonel Bob Stewart DSO|
The Greater London Authority (GLA) is a unique form of strategic citywide government for London responsible for such things as air quality, bio-diversity, culture and tourism, economic development, transport, waste, land use and planning. It is made up of a directly elected Mayor - the Mayor of London - and a separately elected Assembly - the London Assembly - of 25 members.
Upper Norwood spans three GLA constituencies: Croydon and Sutton, Lambeth and Southwark, and Bexley and Bromley.
Croydon and Sutton
|Sitting Member||Steve O'Connell|
Lambeth and Southwark
|Sitting Member||Val Shawcross|
Bexley and Bromley
|Sitting Member||James Cleverly|
The 32 London Boroughs form the area of the London constituency of the European Parliament. It currently elects 9 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) using party-list proportional representation.
The London postal district SE19 covers areas of five Borough wards: Upper Norwood and South Norwood (Croydon), Gipsy Hill (Lambeth), Crystal Palace (Bromley) and College (Southwark). Postal districts SW16 and CR7 also cover part of Upper Norwood ward.
The Royal Mail has sub-divided postal districts by streets and buildings, assigning postcodes to aid the automatic sorting of mail. These postcodes have now been adopted for many other purposes (buildings and vehicles insurance risk, catchment areas for schools, doctors surgeries, etc., credit ratings, etc.).
Please note that postal districts and postcodes may be subject to change in the future.
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