MEMBERS of the local Labour party have chosen their candidate to stand in Brentwood and Ongar at the 2015 General Election.

Liam Preston will stand in the constituency which is currently held by Conservative MP Eric Pickles.

Speaking about his selection, Mr Preston said: "I am delighted to have been selected by the Labour party and excited about giving the people of Brentwood and Ongar a real alternative to what Mr Pickles has offered them so far."