Lib Dems in Hackney Central ward selected their candidate for the coming by-election on Sunday - and who better to pick on Fathers' Day than local dad, Russell French!
Russell grew up in Hackney and has deep roots in the local community. He works in the fitness industry and lives in Hackney Central ward with his young family.
"The cost of housing and childcare are huge issues for people in my neighbourhood," says Russell. "Even people on good wages or working long hours struggle to make ends meet."
Local environmental issues are also key for Russell, who lives close to London Fields. "Making Hackney more environmentally sustainable is crucial," he says. "Whether it's rubbish and fly-tipping, cycle facilities or protecting our local green space - it's all about creating a more liveable borough for us and our kids."