Governance referendum 7 October 2021
Referendum results and turnout
Votes for the Leader and cabinet model: 11,519
Votes for the directly elected mayor model: 47,165
The chosen model is: Directly elected Mayor
Voter turnout: 58,897 (21%)
Voters were asked
How would you like the London Borough of Croydon to be run?
- By a leader who is an elected councillor chosen by a vote of the other elected councillors. This is how the council has been run.
- By a mayor who is elected by voters. This would be a change from how the council is run.
Information for campaigners
We have published information for individuals and groups that campaigned for one of the choices in this referendum, including information regarding limits on the amount campaigners can spend at attendance at parts of the referendum process.
Information about the role and responsibilities of a directly elected Mayor
This is the first time that Croydon residents will have the opportunity to vote for an elected Mayor. Having a directly elected Mayor will change the way in which the council is run. Find out more about the role and responsibilities of the Mayor