Upminster residents are due to elect a new councillor tomorrow to represent them on Havering Council.

A by-election for the ward was announced last month following the death of Linda Hawthorn.

She presented Havering Residents Association in the region for 30 years, and was fondly remembered for her charitable work and dedication to local causes.

Romford Recorder: The by-election follows Linda Hawthorn's deathThe by-election follows Linda Hawthorn's death (Image: Havering Council)

The by-election is taking place tomorrow (August 10).

Things to note:

Voting registrations for residents who did not have their names on the electoral list closed on Tuesday (July 24).

The deadlines for postal, proxy or postal proxy votes have now passed too.

This is the first year wherein a photo ID will be required to be carried to polling booths under new voting rules.

Polling stations will remain open from 7am to 10pm and you can find a nearest one on this link: https://www.havering.gov.uk/info/20046/elections_and_voting/523/polling_stations

Upminster Library, Corbets Tey School and Upminster Baptist Church are among the polling sites.

List of candidates (in alphabetical order of surnames):

Thomas Patrick Clarke (Liberal Democrats)

Melanie Jane Collins (Green Party)

David Warren Durant (Independent)

*Edward Andrew Green (Conservatives)

John Gregory Sullivan (Labour)

Jacqueline Ann Williams (Upminster and Cranham Residents Association)

*While Ed Green will be listed as the Conservative candidate on ballot papers, he has been suspended by the party. If he wins, he must sit as an independent until the party either lifts it or permanently expels him.