LOCAL Liberal Democrats have chosen Jon Ball as their prospective parliamentary candidate for the newly formed seat of Ealing and Central Acton.

The Ealing Common councillor has lived in Ealing for 15 years and is being championed as the only candidate chosen so far by any party who lives locally.

Cllr Ball said: "I will be campaigning on the key issues of concern to local people, including defeating the Tram, fighting climate change and cutting crime.

"In last year's local elections, the Liberal Democrats overtook Labour across the wards that make up Ealing Central and Acton.

"Local people are fed up with Labour, so the election for this new seat is shaping up into a fight between the Liberal Democrats and the Tories."

According to the Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, compiled at Plymouth University in conjunction with the BBC, ITN, the Press Association and Sky News, says there is a 2.73 per cent gap between Labour and the Liberal Democrats, meaning the Liberals need less than a 1.5 per cent swing to take the area.

Ealing Central and Acton is seen as the tenth most winnable seat in the country by the party.