The Conservatives have selected London Assembly Member Bob Neill to fight the forthcoming Bromley and Chislehurst Parliamentary by-election.
Mr Neill is currently the leader of the Conservative group on the Assembly and represents the Bexley and Bromley constituency.
He was previously a Councillor on Havering Council where he served terms as chairman of the Environment and Social Services Committees and was first elected to the London Assembly in 2000.
He was re-elected at the 2004 GLA elections and is a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority and the Commission for Racial Equality and has previously stood twice as a parliamentary candidate.
The by-election follows the death of former Conservative Minister Eric Forth and will be held on 29 June. Mr Neill beat nine other candidates including Mr Forth’s widow Carol to the candidacy.
At the last General Election Mr Forth had a majority of 13,000.