A London Assembly candidate has said she wants to ensure people are aware of the huge knock on effects of closing a hospital’s accident and emergency department.

Labour London Assembly candidate for Havering and Redbridge Ivana Bartolletti will be campaigning in Snaresbrook this weekend against the closure of King George Hospital's A&E department in Goodmayes.

She said: “I want residents in Snaresbrook and Wanstead to know what closing the A&E would mean for them.

“It would have an absolutely huge knock on effect for Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone and Queen’s in Romford.

“I have worked for the NHS for seven years, so when I visit Queen’s I can feel the pressure just being there, and closing King George is only going to make this worse.”

She said she will also be speaking to people about her plans for plans for fairer housing for young people, less noise pollution from the capital’s airports, and reducing transport costs.

Ivana and members of the Wanstead and Leyton Labour party will be outside Snaresbrook station from 11am on Saturday February 20, before joining MP for Ilford North Wes Streeting and London Mayoral Candidate Sadiq Khan in Woodford Avenue, Ilford at 2pm.