FIVE candidates have put themselves forward to fight a Haringey by-election to be held later this month.

Five candidates are standing in the Seven Sisters ward election, which will take place on Thursday, January 15.

The chosen councillor will replace the late Labour member Fred Knight who died last month.

Haringey’s ruling Labour Party has chosen 32-year-old Joe Goldberg, a governor at Park View Academy in Tottenham as its candidate.

Mr Goldberg is also the former national chairman of the Association of Jewish Sixth Formers.

However, four other would-be councillors are hoping to evict Labour from its stronghold ward.

The Liberal Democrats have put forward anti-airport expansionist David Schmitz. Mr Schmitz is a lawyer who has lived off Green Lanes in Tottenham for more than 20 years.

He has supported the Wards Corner Coalition from development of the site by offering the group free legal advice and is now helping its members prepare for a judicial review.

Isaac Revah, 43, is the Conservative hopeful. Married with seven children, he lives in Wargrave Avenue in the Seven Sisters ward.

Some of Mr Revah’s priorities would be supporting traders and residents of Wards Corner, tackling controlled parking zones and cleaning up the council estates.

The Green Party is hoping its chosen candidate, businesswoman Anne Gray, will help it win a seat in the council chambers.

Ms Gray joined the party in 2004 after a brief stint with Labour in the 80s. She is a recently retired social policy researcher and set up the Tottenham Food Co-Op with the Sustainable Haringey Network.

Her stated priorities are child poverty in Tottenham and fighting the privatisation of Haringey’s health service.

But the woman causing the greatest stir this year is Muswell Hill resident Lydia Rivlin, who is standing as a representative of the Remember Victoria and Baby P group.

Despite not living in Tottenham, Ms Rivlin wants to see a change in social services policy in the borough by removing all Labour councillors from their positions.

Ms Rivlin has campaigned for action after the death of Baby P and even written a song in memory of the 17-month-old who died last August in which she rails against council failings.

Polling stations will open on January 15, at 7am. For more information residents can contact electoral services on 020 8489 2951.