A NORTHWOOD councillor has been chosen as the Conservative candidate who will battle for the Hayes and Harlington constituency seat at this summer's general election.
Local man Scott Seaman-Digby, who was brought up in Hayes and who now lives in Eastcote, was one of six prospective candidates vying for the spot, and he will now come up against John McDonnell MP for the constituency seat, regarded as a Labour stronghold.
The popular Labour man has held the seat since 1997 when Labour resumed power with Tony Blair at the helm.
Mr McDonnell will be defending a 10,000 vote majority, and it would take a massive swing of 14.3 per cent to see him unseated in June, although recent opinion polls have been in the challenging party's favour in the all-important run-up to the election.
On Mr Seaman-Digby's website, he pledges to oppose the Heathrow Third Runway, invest in the town and represent all sides of Hayes' diverse community.
Boundary changes that will become official as of the next term will see the Hayes and Harlington constituency grow, adopting much of West Drayton which is currently falls in the Uxbridge constituency.
Please check back for reaction from Mr Seaman-Digby.