The Green Party has announced its candidate in May’s general election.

Emma Wallace, who has lived in Harrow for the past five years, has been announced as the Green Party’s candidate for the Harrow East seat – which is currently held by Conservative Bob Blackman MP.

As part of her campaign, she has pledged to fight against proposed cuts to Harrow public services and push for more affordable housing in the borough.

She said: “I am proud to have been selected for Harrow East and would aim to make sure the borough continues to be a dynamic, open and multicultural place to live.

“The Green Party is committed to fighting social inequality and injustice and I would work to represent all living in the borough, not just the privileged few. “

Mr Blackman will be standing for re-election this year, after winning the seat from Labour's Tony McNulty in 2010 with a 7.1 per cent majority – 3,403 votes ahead of Mr McNulty.

Also standing for the seat is Uma Kumaran for the Labour Party and former mayor and councillor Nana Asante for the Socialist Party.

Candidates for Harrow West have also already been announced, with Labour MP Gareth Thomas hoping to retain the seat as he takes on Conservative candidate Hannah David.

In the Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner seat – which was created in 2010 - Conservative MP Nick Hurd will battle against Labour’s Michael Borio.