Nominations recently closed for the forthcoming Squirrels Heath Council by-election in Havering(August 23rd).
The National Liberal Party will be fielding a local man, Gregory Campbell. Gregory had led the campaign against the loss of the large Hare Lodge building by Upper Brentwood Road and he previously stood in the ward as an Independent in the borough elections in 2006.
Now standing for the National Liberals he said “If Hare Lodge is replaced by high-density flats I believe this could incite flat applications throughout the Gidea Park Area of Special Character. Many residents moved to the area for a better quality of Life. We must stop this creeping over-development.!”
Apart from the National Liberals there are four other parties standing in the election – Labour Party, UKIP, Havering RA and Conservative.