EIGHTIES pop star, David Van Day is set to stand for election in local elections next May.
South Ockendon resident, Van Day will be standing for the Conservative Party in the ward of Aveley and Uplands in May 2018.
He will be up against the sitting UKIP councillor and MEP Tim Aker.
Cllr Aker is defending a 227 majority but the Conservatives will be keen to take a seat in a ward they dominated between 2004 and 2012.
Mr Van Day is no stranger to politics as he stood for the Conservatives in Brighton several years ago.
He has been seen out on the doorstep over the last few months.
YT has spoken to Mr Van Day who has confirmed he has been selected by the Thurrock Conservatives.
David Van Day had several hits in the eighties as part of the duo, Dollar.