Why we’re backing Chris

“When Purley businesses faced soaring Business Rates bills, Chris
was instrumental in persuading the Chancellor to cut business rates for smaller shops from April this year. Local traders are really appreciative that Chris listened and lobbied the Chancellor so effectively on our behalf. I’m delighted the Chancellor responded – the voice of local shopkeepers in Purley is being heard in Downing Street, thanks to Chris.”
Simon Cripps
Chairman, Purley Business Association

“Chris has been a great support to me and my community project – Ballers Club – ever since we first met in 2017. He has supported my successful Knife Crime Community Fund application to the Home Office. This will help continue the work we are doing in delivering opportunities, mentoring
and a team spirit approach to young people, many of whom are on the very edge of the criminal justice system. We awarded Chris a Ballers Club Hero trophy in June this year for his dedicated support to the Club.”
Raymond Bascombe
Croydon Community Activist

“Thank you so much again for all your help with our very difficult family situation. We are both very pleased with the progress you have helped us make with the Home Office. This is game changing – we can all be proud of what has been achieved”
Barry Bednar
Local resident, Purley

“There are no words to thank Chris enough for what he has done for my mum and me. With his help she will not now be charged by the council for her care. He is amazing and will always have our support.”
Barbara Stubbs
Local Resident, Coulsdon

“We like to say thank you to Chris Philp for his help with our housing problems. Without his support and help we would have probably lost our home. We are very grateful for all the help he gave us.”
Kathy Silk and her Mum
Local residents, Waddon

“I just wanted to thank Chris for his help with the planning petition, to fight the council. All the residents I have spoken to are grateful to him. He understands and helps so many people.”
Elizabeth Lowe
Local resident, South Croydon

“I have known Chris well for some time – he visited our business very soon after being elected. It is very clear than Chris understands business and how to create jobs. He also has incredible energy and enthusiasm – which restores my faith in politics. He’s the best MP we’ve had in my 40 years living in this area. I’m backing Chris.”
Mike Belliere
Local businessman, Kenley

“I have seen the passion Chris has in dealing with inappropriate planning applications. It’s been a massive issue right across Croydon South with the Labour Council regularly ignoring residents’ concerns about the damage inappropriate planning consents are doing to our area. When there are so many Town Centre brownfield sites left undeveloped, it’s a real worry to see lovely family homes being knocked down and replaced with poorly designed blocks of flats.”
Lindsey Blackburn
Local resident, Kenley

“Southern Rail was an absolute disaster 2 years ago with cancellations and delays causing huge disruption to the lives of commuters and other rail users. The totally unreliable services played havoc with family lives. Thanks to Chris’ persistent lobbying our rail services, although not perfect, are much better now. Thank you Chris.”
Ola Kolade
Local Commuter, Reedham

“Chris has campaigned hard for community safety in our area. I support
the 20,000 new police offi cers and am pleased that over 100 are estimated
to be coming to Croydon. Making our streets safer is really important to me
and Chris has made this a high priority.”
Gemma Patient
Local resident, Waddon

“Chris has my heartfelt thanks for all his support to fight numerous terrible planning applications. We are very lucky to have such an active and
helpful Member of Parliament in you, and hopefully you will represent South Croydon for many years to come.”
Susan Arrol
Local resident, Purley