East Sefton Labour Party has named its candidates to contest the Sefton Borough and Maghull Town Council elections on May 5.
The town council elections are held on the same day as the Sefton Council elections.
Labour's candidates for the borough elections are:
Patrick McKinley - Sudell Ward
Kris Brown - Park Ward
Labour's candidates for Maghull Town Council are:
Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson said he was very impressed by the quality of the party's candidates for both elections.
Bill said: "We have some very strong candidates standing in the borough elections in Maghull, Aintree and Melling and in the Maghull Town Council elections on May 5.
"We believe it is time for the people in East Sefton to have Labour representatives on the borough and on the town council. Sefton Council is having to make massive cuts because of decisions taken by the Conservative-Lib Dem government and we need to make sure that the most important services are protected using the scarce resources which are left after the cuts. Service like day centres for the elderly, Hudson and Holy Rosary Children’s Centres, Stafford Moreton and Oriel Drive Youth Clubs and The Meadows library and leisure centre. The only way to protect those services is to have Labour Councillors in East Sefton and on Maghull Town Council who will fight against the cuts and for the services which we value and who will spend your money on services which are most important to you rather than on the vanity projects preferred by our opponents.
"If Labour does well in the borough and town elections, we will stand up for the people of Maghull, Aintree, Melling and Lydiate and against the cuts from central government.
"People quite rightly feel betrayed by the Liberal Democrats and their Conservative friends. The Labour candidates provide a real alternative to the Lib Dems and Tories here in Sefton. We are fighting to save jobs, services for the most vulnerable and the greenbelt.
"The excellent Labour candidates are here to fight for the interests of Maghull, Aintree, Melling and Lydiate."
Bill Esterson, MP is also endorsing the independent rate payer candidates on Aintree Village Parish Council for the election.
Bill Esterson added: "Aintree Village Parish Council have put forward a tremendous list of candidates for May, a list which I am happy to back. I am pleased to support Terry Baldwin, Carole Mitchell and their colleagues because they are doing a good job and because we work well together. I am also impressed by the responsible approach they took to this year’s budget and to the way they have prioritised their money.
"We look forward to continue working with them on Aintree issues, as we did in campaigning to get the funding for the Aintree Playbuilder Scheme at Harrow Drive."