Next month the country will go to the polls to decide the next Prime Minister.

Election campaigning is heating up in the run up to polling day on December 12.

Most opinion polls show the Conservatives in the lead nationally in a race which so far, has largely focused on Brexit.

In east London, Labour will be expecting to hold a number of traditionally safe seats.

Both the Green Party has stood down its candidate in Chingford and Woodford Green to boost Labour's bid to oust IDS.

In Ilford South, ex-Labour MP Mike Gapes will be looking to hold-off Labour’s new candidate, Sam Tarry.

Below we list the candidates for the five constituencies we cover.


Labour – Stella Creasy

Conservatives – Shade Adoh

Liberal Democrats – Meera Chadha

Green Party – Andrew Johns

Christian People’s Alliance – Deborah Longe

Brexit Party – Paul Campbell

Chingford and Woodford Green

Labour – Faiza Shaheen

Conservatives – Iain Duncan Smith

Liberal Democrats – Geoff Seeff

Leyton and Wanstead

Labour – John Cryer

Conservatives – Noshaba Khiljee

Liberal Democrats – Benjamin Sims

Green Party – Ashley Gunstock

Brexit Party – Zulf Jannaty

Independent – Henry Scott

Ilford North

Labour – Wes Streeting

Conservatives – Howard Berlin

Liberal Democrats – Mark Johnson

Green Party – David Reynolds

Brexit Party – Neil Anderson

Christian People’s Alliance – Donald Akhigbe

Ilford South

Labour – Sam Tarry

Conservatives – Ali Azeem

The Independent Group for Change – Mike Gapes

Liberal Democrats – Ashburn Holder

Green Party – Rosemary Warrington

Brexit Party – Munish Sharma