Labour’s Steve Reed was also celebrating after seeing a huge increase in his majority securing 44,213 votes. 

He will be joined in the House of Commons by newly elected  Sarah Jones  who took the Croydon Central seat for Labour from Conservative Housing Minister Gavin Barwell, with a majority of more than 5,000.

North Croydon MP Mr Reed, increased his 2015 majority from 21,364 to 32,365, the largest by some distance since the seat boundaries were redrawn in 1997.

That was more than 32,000 more than his nearest challenger.

Steve Reed – Labour – 44,213

Samuel Kasumu – Conservatives – 11,848

John Pindar – Liberal Democrats – 1,656

Peter Underwood – Green Party – 983

Michael Swandling – Ukip – 753

Lee Berks – Independent – 170

The MP, who represents Thornton Heath, said on his Twitter feed:” Thank you Croydon North, I’m so honoured to have been re-elected to serve as your MP.

At the count he said:”Having two Labour MPs representing Croydon doubles our voice.

“We will work as a team, particularly when it’s issues like schools and [Croydon’s] hospital because those things affect all of our constituents equally. Sarah and I will be a united team standing up for Croydon.”

Mr Reed didn’t vote for Mr Corbyn and was one of the Labour rebels who resigned from his cabinet position last summer – but said he was “happy” to serve him.

Mr Reed is pictured (left) with newly elected Croydon Central Labour MP Sarah Jones.