A YOUNG company director was selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Brent and Harrow for the Greater London Assembly.
Charlotte Henry, 24, was chosen at a hustings meeting to represent the party in the 2012 elections.
The East Finchley resident, who was former vice-chairman of Liberal Youth, said: "I think the biggest challenge will be getting beyond the hyperbole and making people see that the Liberal Democrats can have a real impact in Brent and Harrow."
Ms Henry studied Music Technology and Politics as a minor at Lancaster University and said the major issues which drew her into the campaign were housing, the Jubilee line and the cuts to frontline policing which Mayor Boris Johnson is making.
Although she is one of the youngest candidates in the elections she is adamant this will not count against her: "I think one of the reasons I was chosen as I can bring something new and a bit different. I have had a lot of experience in my life, such as running my own media company and being involved with the Liberal Youth."
Chairman of Harrow Liberal Democrats John Skipworth said: "I am delighted that we have a young personality to lead our campaign which sets us apart from the other candidates in Brent and Harrow. She has impressed me throughout the campaign and I look forward to working with her more closely."
Ms Henry said: "I think Navin Shah takes people in the area for granted and many of the Labour councillors do as well, I want to bring about a change in Brent and Harrow and take the Liberal Democrats forward into not only 2012 elections but those in 2014 as well."