Ashburton is a ward in the London Borough of Croydon, in London in the United Kingdom. The ward is wider than the Ashburton area, covering the main retail area of Addiscombe, the Stroud Green, Tollgate and Longheath Garden estates, and large parts of northern Shirley. The population of the ward at the 2011 Census was 14,721.
The ward currently forms part of the Croydon Central constituency, which is one of the most marginal in the country, 165 votes separating the Conservatives and Labour.
The ward returns three councillors every four years to Croydon Council. At the London local elections, 2014 Maddie Henson, Stephen Mann, and Andrew Rendle were elected to the council achieving a 9% swing. All of them were running as Labour Party candidates.