Steve Reed’s response to the announcement about the general election on 8 June:
“Croydon has suffered badly from seven years of Conservative government. I welcome the chance to get this reckless Tory government out.
“They’ve spent the last few years handing millions to leafy Surrey while slashing funding for Croydon’s public services, and the axe is hanging over Croydon University Hospital.
“Voters at this general election have the chance to vote Labour to tell Theresa May that they won’t stand for five more years of falling wages, cuts to frontline NHS services, and overcrowded schools.”