Cllr Tony Newman, Chair of the CCIN Housing Commission
Cllr Tony Newman was elected the Leader of Croydon Council in May 2014.
A Croydon resident since 1985, Councillor Tony Newman was first elected to Croydon Council in 1994. Prior to his time as an elected representative for Croydon, Councillor Newman had a very different job as a professional musician.
Cllr Newman has a background in housing, working for the charity Shelter amongst others, he became chair of Croydon’s housing committee two years after being first elected. In 2000 he was elected as chair and spokesperson of the London Government Association’s housing committee, a position that he held for five years.
Upon his re-election in 2014, Councillor Newman emphasised how his vision for a strong, vibrant, clean and safe Croydon was as strong as ever, and he has since paved the way for this vision to be achieved. Guiding Croydon through an exciting period of investment and regeneration, with a series of major projects underway including Box Park, the Hammerson & Westfield development and the much anticipated rejuvenation of Fairfield Halls, Councillor Newman retains his ambition for Croydon.