THE Conservative candidate for St Helens South and Whiston in the upcoming general election has made her pitch to voters. 

Emma Ellison has been selected as the Tory candidate to contest for the seat in the July 4 vote.

Emma is a councillor on Blackpool Council and a mum-of-four and also a school governor and volunteers with several community groups. 

If elected, Emma vowed to involve herself "wholeheartedly" to advocate on  behalf of her constituents as an MP. 

READ > Full list of candidates confirmed for general election in St Helens

Speaking after her selection, Emma said: “I am honoured to have been chosen as your conservative candidate in St Helens South and Whiston, and I would like to introduce myself to you. I am married to Paul who was born at Whiston Hospital and is a huge rugby league fan.

"We have four children, the youngest is 10 and our eldest is 18 and currently finishing his training with the army.

“I have always lived in the north west and alongside my full-time job, I have been a councillor for the last seven years and successfully campaigned for issues that have had a significant impact in my local community, including the reopening of a local library for the community. I have spoken up for the residents of my ward, and the area I represent and made them my priority.

“For many years I have been heavily involved in my local community and volunteer with several different community groups from, my local friends of the park group, to children’s centres and being a governor at my children’s school, as well as helping to organise some of the many local events we hold each year. In my spare time I enjoy crafting, knitting, crochet and sewing.

“I am not the type of person who will do nothing when issues arise, and should you select me to represent you, I will involve myself wholeheartedly to advocate on your behalf and commit myself to fully becoming a part of your wonderful local community."

The other candidates in St Helens South and Whiston are Terence Price, of the Green Party; James Tasker, independent; Marie Rimmer, of the Labour Party; Brian Spencer, of the Liberal Democrats, and Raymond Peters of Reform UK.