A campaigner for deaf people has announced he will be standing as a councillor in May’s elections.

Asif Iqbal MBE, who has been president of Harrow United Deaf Club since 2009, will be standing in Marlborough Ward as an independent candidate later this year.

Mr Iqbal says he hopes to use his experience of working in the voluntary sector to make Harrow a better place to live.

He said: “I believe in collating local views including independent opinions, people's ideas of what works well and the areas of improvements.

“I want to work with people with respect and an open mind, representing the views of Marlborough residents and businesses to achieve the best outcomes for all.”