An east London husband and wife will be standing in two Tower Hamlets constituencies for the UK Independence Party in May's election.

Nicholas McQueen, cousin of designer Alexander, will be the candidate for Poplar and Limehouse, while his partner Pauline has her sights set on the seat for Bethnal Green and Bow.

Nicholas stood for Ukip in the Tower Hamlets mayoral election last year and came in fourth position with 4,819 votes out of 84,000.

The Green Party announced at the weekend Alistair Polson was to stand in Bethnal Green and Bow while Maureen Childs would represent the group in Poplar and Limehouse, where Labour's Jim Fitzpatrick is the current MP.

Mr Fitzpatrick is to stand again, while current Bethnal Green and Bow MP Rushanara Ali will also be aiming to retain her seat for Labour.

For the Conservatives, Chris Wilford is standing in Poplar and Limehouse and Matt Smith will be in vying for the seat in the north of the borough.

The Liberal Democrats will be represented by Elaine Bagshaw in Poplar and Limehouse and Teena Lashmore in Bethnal Green and Bow.

The election will take place on May 7. The deadline for candidate nomination papers is April 9.