Dave Raval

Dave Raval: Hackney Liberal Democrats’ candidate for Mayor. Photograph: Dave Raval

Hackney Liberal Democrats have selected Dave Raval as their candidate for next month’s mayoral election.

Mr Raval stood as the Liberal Democrats’ parliamentary candidate for Hackney South and Shoreditch in the 2010 General Election.

He was also the joint borough organiser for the Remain campaign in Hackney during this year’s EU Referendum.

Mr Raval announced his candidacy on social media yesterday evening:

He is a long standing Hackney resident, a qualified football referee and the CEO of Loftzone, a start-up that sells an “environmental home improvement product”.

Mr Raval is currently running against Hackney’s Deputy Mayor Philip Glanville (Labour), the Conservative candidate Amy Gray and Samir Jeraj of Hackney Green Party.

Polling takes place on 15 September