A RAYNERS Lane activist has been selected as a candidate for this year's European elections.

Herbie Crossman, 60, will be standing in London for the Libertas Party in elections to the European Parliament in June.

Mr Crossman is a former Harrow councillor and veteran of electioneering, having stood in the past as a candidate for a variety of different parties.

He was elected as a councillor for the Liberal Democrats in 1994 but resigned mid way through his term after a dispute with party leaders.

In recent years, he stood unsuccessfully in two Harrow by-elections as an independent before challenging David Davis for his parliamentary seat in Haltemprice and Howden in July last year.

He hit the national headlines last year when he was suspended from a crane in Trafalgar Square for two hours last, protesting about the soaring cost of living in the capital.

Mr Crossman, who runs a security firm based in Rayners Lane, will be officially unveiled as a candidate at a Libertas press conference tomorrow.

The party is billed as “a pan-European party dedicated to creating a new, democratic and open European Union”, and is the only political group which intends to field candidates in all 27 member states of the EU.