FLAMBOYANT parish councillor Ewan Larcombe is to stand for the Royal Borough in the forthcoming by-election called in the wake of Cllr Jesse Grey’s death.

Mr Larcombe, 68, has lived in Datchet 41 years and is a great-grandfather. He will be standing for the Datchet ward formally represented by the late Cllr Grey.

A veteran member of Datchet and Wraysbury parish councils Mr Larcombe has often courted controversy.

He was convicted last year of assaulting a 14-year-old boy who came off his motorbike when Cllr Larcombe took a close up photograph, as part of his campaign against teenagers illegally riding on Datchet recreation ground.

He received a conditional discharge at Reading magistrates court which expires next month.

Mr Larcombe worked as an engineer specialising in design for manufacturing, spending time at Ford Motor Company and EMI before retiring.

He will be standing for the borough as an Independent. The by-election is on November 22.