A barrister and community worker has been been selected by the Labour Party to fight the Oxhey by-election on June 21.

Sue Sleeman, who lives in Kingsfield Road, Oxhey describes herself as the "genuinely local candidate" having lived in the ward for almost 20 years.

She said: “It’s time for a genuinely local champion for Oxhey - someone who doesn’t follow the Lib Dem party line and will put local residents first.

“It’s time for a genuinely local champion of Oxhey - to stop the erosion of our parkland and to oppose housing overdevelopment, particularly in Oxhey Vilage. Many of our roads are a potholed disgrace. I want to agree a planned programme of resurfacing with the county council.”

Sue is a Friend of Oxhey Park and recently presented a petition to the council against its plans to concrete over Oxhey Park North for a skateboard park.

She believes she can win on account of the fact that hundreds of Oxhey residents vote for Labour nationally, and therefore can be persuaded to vote for her locally this time.

The Liberal Democrat Party has put forward Imram Hamid as its candidate.