Newham Liberal Democrats announce their candidates for the local election

Gareth Evans. Picture: Andrew Christy

Gareth Evans. Picture: Andrew Christy - Credit: Andrew Christy/Newham Lib Dems

The Liberal Democrats have announced their candidates for the upcoming local elections, saying they want to “break this one party state situation” in Newham.

Gareth Evans will be the party’s mayoral candidate and is also standing in Stratford and New Town to become a councillor.

A spokesman said: “The Liberal Democrats want to bring a fresh start and break this one party state situation that has led to a decline in residents’ services as well as the wasting of taxpayer’s money over recent years including the £52.5 million lost on Newham’s failed Olympic Stadium scheme.”

They are concerned about the rise in violent crime in east London and support a Glasweigan-style “public health approach” to the issue.

“Newham Liberal Democrats will campaign for more frequent and better recycling services - instead of the current fortnightly collection - better street cleaning provision and more robust action on flytipping.”

They will also “champion the rights of EU citizens”.

Lib Dem candidates will be standing in Canning Town South, East Ham North, Forest Gate North, Forest Gate South, Manor Park, Plaistow North, Plaistow South, Royal Docks, Stratford and New Town and West Ham.

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Here is a full list of the Lib Dem candidates:

Mayoral Candidate: Gareth Evans

Canning Town South: Caroline Carey

East Ham North: Naveed Akbar

Forest Gate North: Christian Moon

Forest Gate South: Michael Fox, Maddie Haysey, James Jones

Manor Park: Michael German

Plaistow North: Alexander Fisher

Plaistow South: James Raymond

Royal Docks: Tahir Ali Sayid

Stratford and New Town: Gareth Evans, Sheree Miller, James Rumsby

West Ham: Alexander Tuppen