GLA elections: Find out who your Havering and Redbridge candidates are

Voters will take to the polls to choose the next London mayor and their GLA representatives on May 5

Voters will take to the polls to choose the next London mayor and their GLA representatives on May 5 - Credit: PA WIRE

As the countdown begins to Thursday’s elections, we profile Havering and Redbridge’s five local GLA candidates vying to win. Here is what you need to know about your local candidates.

Keith Prince, Conservative

A Redbridge councillor since 2003, Keith Prince, 57, was born in Elm Park, Havering and later moved with his family to Ilford.

Focusing on crime and anti-social behaviour, he wants all Havering and Redbridge residents to feel safe.

He has pledged to secure more funding for work at Redbridge Roundabout to improve “hardworking residents’ daily commute”. Continuing to work to deliver more affordable homes in the capital, he is opposed to building on the green belt.

Ivana Bartoletti, Labour

A 36-year-old mother of two, Ivana Bartoletti, originally from Italy, works full time for the NHS.

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She wants to tackle concerns about burglary and anti-social behaviour, take on knife crime and ensure there are effective policing teams in each area.

Dedicated to making homes more affordable and enabling residents to buy new homes, she wants to continue to deliver new homes and tackle rogue landlords and unlicensed houses in multiple occupancy. She is an advocate of freezing transport fares.

Ian Sanderson, Liberal Democrat

Born in Northern Ireland, Ian Sanderson, 74, has lived in Havering for 50 years.

Determined to “build a fairer” Havering and Redbridge, he supports making fares half price before 7.30am to help commuters get to work and decrease congestion. He will campaign for 3,000 extra police to join safer neighbourhood teams.

Lee Burkwood, Green Party

Green candidate Lee Burkwood, 25, was brought up in Chingford but now lives in Clayhall.

He supports plans for a not-for-profit housing company in City Hall to develop unused public land, and believes in merging travel zones, which he argues will save commuters from a Zone 4 almost £2,000 by 2020.

Lawrence Webb, Ukip

The 49-year-old, from Harold Wood, has been a Havering councillor since 2013 and represents the ward of Gooshays.

As a GLA member, he wants to ensure residents in Havering and Redbridge get “a fair deal” and will be campaigning for more attention to be drawn to outer London boroughs.

Making housing a priority, he is keen to make sure residents are given priority to any new homes built in the two boroughs. On transport, he said he would make sure motorists were not “a cash cow to fund other transport projects”.

Lawrence Webb did not provide the Recorder with a video.

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