Harrow Borough Council Conservative group has elected one of the youngest chairmen in its history.

Christopher Baxter was elected as chairman of Harrow West Conservative Association last Thursday.

He takes over from councillor Lurline Champagnie, who had held the post since 2011.

Mr Baxter said : “I am honoured to take up the position of Chairman at HWCA. My immediate priority will be campaigning in our target wards for the 2014 Harrow Council elections.

“We will be working work non-stop to secure an outright majority for Cllr Susan Hall’s Conservative administration and campaign for a cleaner, safer, fairer Harrow."