A TEACHER, journalist and campaigner have expressed “delight” at the prospect of fighting for election.

Jo Blackman, Paul Donovan and Daniel Morgan-Thomas were selected by the Labour Party to stand in the Wanstead Village ward in the May 2018 council elections.

The Conservatives currently hold three Snaresbrook seats while Labour hold two of the three Wanstead seats.

Ms Blackman campaigned to improve children’s play areas in Aldersbrook through Aldersbrook Playground Campaign. She also set up Wanstead Park Children’s Nature Club.

“I am delighted to have been selected as a Labour candidate for Wanstead Village. I look forward to working with Wanstead residents to champion their interests,” the current vice-chair of Friends of Wanstead Parklands said.

Paul Donovan, a journalist for a quarter of a century, praised his party for enhancing residents’ quality of life since coming to power in Redbridge.

“The Labour Party has made a real difference in Redbridge since forming the council four years ago, improving the lives of people across the borough. I hope to play a part in the continuation of this work, as well as making sure that the voice of the people of Wanstead gets heard,” he said.

Daniel Morgan-Thomas, who has lived in Wanstead since he was seven, vowed to help constituents if elected.

"I'm really excited to have the opportunity to represent people from Wanstead Village and give something back to my local area,” the teaching assistant said.

All three candidates will be at the weekly Labour stall outside the Co-Op in Wanstead High Street on Saturday, October 14, from 11am to 1pm.