A STREET is set to be named in tribute to the late Croydon North Labour MP Malcolm Wicks in Selhurst. Mr Wicks, a Croydon MP from 1992-2012, passed away after a long battle with cancer and is now to have a road named after him off Northbrook Road now Labour have entered the town hall. Initially, council leader Tony Newman and South Norwood councillor Wayne Lawlor had hoped the developer of land to the rear of Church Road, in Upper Norwood, would bear the former Labour minister's name. But the developer of the land, behind 277-279 Church Road, would rather have the new development name called Woodview Mews. However, the housing association developing 25 Northbrook Road into four houses is happy to use Mr Wicks' name. The developer has a preference for Wicks Close but Labour councillors would like it to have the late MP's full name as Malcolm Wicks Close. Cllr Lawlor said: "It would be fantastic because Malcolm was so highly thought of in Croydon North and to have somewhere in the constituency named after such a great MP would be a lovely tribute."
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