Cllr Humaira Ali has been selected by local Liberal Democrats as their prospective parliamentary candidate for the Bermondsey & Old Southwark constituency.
Cllr Ali was elected to Southwark Council a year ago in the closely fought London Bridge & West Bermondsey ward election.
Cllr Ali – who works as a change management consultant – beat four others shortlisted for the candidature: Imad Ahmed, Kaweh Beheshtizadeh, Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett and Emily Tester.
In her pitch to party members, Cllr Ali said: "I've lived here in Bermondsey for a decade and am In love with my community; so much so that I stood for council against Labour and with grit, commitment and determination, I won."
• Liberal Democrats have also announced the selection of Florence Mele as their candidate for the London Assembly's Lambeth & Southwark constituency at next year's City Hall elections.
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