THE Conservative Party's candidate for St Helens North in the general election has pledged to "champion the voice of local people", if elected.

Jayne Rear has been selected by the Tories to contest the St Helens North constituency in the upcoming July 4 vote.

A Lancashire county councillor, who is married with two grown-up sons, Ms Rear has worked in both the private and public sector, in the insurance, aviation and travel industries. Also, prior to her political career was a primary school teacher.

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After the selection to fight the St Helens North seat, Jayne said: “I believe my role as a county councillor has given me the experience needed to take the next step to become the MP for St Helens North.

“If elected, I will champion the voice of local people in Westminster. I will work hard to make sure that St Helens North gets its fair share of any funding devolved to the north west and that that money is spent wisely for the good of its residents."

 She added: “I am passionate about making sure that we can create new jobs in the area, and that our schools and colleges are focussed on helping people of all ages to develop the skills needed to support the local economy to grow and adapt to new technologies so that new businesses are keen to be based in St Helens.

“By lending me your vote in July to elect me as your Conservative MP for St Helens North, I will guarantee that my determination, tenacity and stamina will make me an MP of whom you and the constituency can be proud.”

The other election candidates standing in St Helens North are: Joe Greenhalgh, English Constitution Party; Daniel Thomas, Green Party; David Baines, Labour Party; Pat Moloney, Liberal Democrats and Malcolm Webster, Reform UK.