About Steve

Steve Reed is the Labour & Co-operative MP for Croydon North.

Steve was first elected to Parliament in a by-election on 29 November 2012. He was re-elected in June 2017.

Working hard for Croydon North

Steve led a campaign that won £20m funding for a new A&E, helped secure Government backing for the biggest regeneration programme in Croydon’s history bringing jobs and housing for local people, worked alongside residents for better street cleaning, and campaigned to sack failing Southern Rail.

Working hard in Parliament

Nationally, Steve’s won more time off work for parents of premature babies, led calls for an inquiry into racism in the mental health services, and opposed unfair Tory cuts that hit areas like Croydon hardest while protecting wealthy shire counties like Surrey.

Working hard for you

Labour’s Steve Reed works hard for residents in Croydon North. He’s dealt with over 30,000 issues for local people since becoming your MP in 2012 and holds regular public meetings right across the constituency.

Outside politics

I grew up on the outskirts of London where I attended a local comprehensive school.  My dad and most of my family worked at a printing factory in Watford, and my mum worked in administration before becoming a trade union official for UNISON at Watford Council. I was the first member of my family to […]

Local government experience

Before becoming MP for Croydon North, I was Leader of Lambeth Council. I led Labour back to power against the odds in 2006, defeating a failed Tory-Lib Dem coalition at a time when Labour was unpopular nationally.  Lambeth was the only council in the country Labour won back that year, and we were delighted to […]

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