Chris Philp, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Croydon South
About Chris
Our Country
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The General Election in Croydon South
26/04/2017 09:41:00


It has been a huge privilege to serve as our MP for the last two years. I was not expecting a General Election so soon and as you know I am not a career politician, having spent 15 years setting up and running my own businesses before being elected in 2015. After some very careful thought in the last few days I have decided to seek re-election on June 8th.

I believe actions speak louder than words, so here are some of the things I have been able to accomplish in the last two years, often working with Residents Groups and local councillors:

  • Got the opening hours at Purley Hospital’s Minor Injury Unit / GP Hub extended so from 1st April it opens 8am-8pm 365 days a year. Before it was only open in the afternoon
  • Persuaded the Government to give compensation to Southern Rail season ticket holders for the appalling service, and in January secured £300 million to improve the points and signals on our line. This will help fix the problems and work has just started
  • Persuaded the Government to increase the minimum wage from £6.50 to £7.50 an hour. It is going up to £9.00 an hour by 2020
  • Successfully campaigned to stop the Labour-controlled Council closing Purley Pool, which they had planned to do
  • Persuaded the Secretary of State to “Call In” the Council’s terrible decision to give planning permission to a 17 floor skyscraper in Purley. This will now be decided by an independent planning inspector
  • Helped secure £25m in funding for a new A&E Department at Croydon University Hospital (Mayday). Work is now underway
  • Got the Council to re-open part of Lion Green Road car park in Coulsdon after they closed it, and then absurdly failed to start the intended redevelopment works
  • Campaigned successfully to restore 1 hour free parking in Coulsdon town centre

I would like to ask for your support on June 8th to be able to carry on taking action for our wonderful neighbourhood – there is still a lot to do. If you are able to go further and actively help my campaign, we need assistance with:

  • Delivering leaflets near where you live
  • Delivering leaflets elsewhere in Croydon
  • Sites for garden posters
  • Campaign donations
  • Volunteers to knock on doors
  • Help in the office

If you are able to help me in any one of these ways please email with your address and how you could help.

If I don’t succeed in being re-elected on June 8th I would like to say what a pleasure and privilege it has been serving our local community for the last two years.

With best wishes,




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Chris Philp, 36 Brighton Road, CR8 2LG, Tel       © Chris Philp  2018      

Promoted by Ian Parker on behalf of Chris Philp, both at 36 Brighton Road, Purley, CR8 2LG