A Labour Party campaigner from Formby has been selected to represent the party in Ravenmeols Ward at May's local elections.
Former Range High pupil and University of Liverpool Politics and Economics undergraduate Peter Maguire, was selected by Labour Party members in Formby and Ince Blundell to contest the seat.
The Labour Party activist and campaigner has been an active member of the community leading the Ravenmeols Ward Labour Action Team alongside Cllr Catie Page and responding to residents' concerns.
Peter said he was delighted to have been chosen to stand in his home town.
He said: "I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to stand for the Labour Party in Ravenmeols Ward and look forward to representing the residents of my community.
"I have lived in Formby since I was a young boy and attended Holy Trinity Primary and Range High School. I am proud of my hometown and our community with its traditional local shopping amenities, outstanding primary and secondary schools, the red squirrel reserve and the spectacular scenery we have at Formby beach.
"Having been brought up in Formby I know only too well the issues that concern my community. We live in a great community here in Formby and Ince Blundell, but we face serious issues which we need to contend with.
"We have a Tory-Lib Dem government that plans to split our town in two as part of its boundary changes. We are seeing unprecedented public sector cuts which are hitting vital local services and putting people from right here in Formby and Ince Blundell out of work. These cuts are affecting the Environment Agency who just last week revealed plans to revise its flood management because its funding from government has been slashed by the Tories and Lib Dems. This highlights that these Conservative-Liberal Democrat cuts are directly threatening our homes here in Formby and Ince Blundell.
"And we are seeing the Tories and Lib Dems opening the door for developers to build on our greenbelt, threatening great swathes of our countryside here in Sefton."
Peter said his priorities are to fight for the interests of the people of Formby and Ince Blundell.
Peter said: "In my role as leader of the Ravenmeols Labour Action Team I am already in contact with lots of members of this community and have been working closely with Cllr Catie Page and our MP Bill Esterson on their behalf. That is what I will continue to do if I am elected next May. I will ensure that I am available at all time to help people who have issues or concerns and I will fight for the interests of this community.
"One of the big issues which comes up time and again when I speak to people is the rocketing cost of going to university. The Tories and Lib Dems trebled tuition fees which means that lots of young people my age are now going to struggle to go on to Higher Education. I am studying Politics and Economics at Liverpool University and I know people who say to me that this massive increase in fees will make the cost of going to university too high for them to go. They feel betrayed by the Tories and Lib Dems.
"Like so many of this Tory-Lib Dem government's slash and burn policies, it is ordinary people right here in Formby and Ince Blundell who are feeling the brunt of the cuts.
"I will continue to work with our MP, our Ravenmeols Labour councillor Catie Page and the rest of the Labour Action Team to ensure that the people of Formby and Ince Blundell get the representation on Sefton Council that they deserve."
Formby and Ince Blundell MP Bill Esterson said Peter would be a fantastic councillor for Ravenmeols.
Bill said: "Peter has worked very hard as part of the Formby & Ince Blundell Labour Action Team since I was elected last year. I am very impressed by his commitment and I am sure h will be an asset to the people of Ravenmeols."