Nina Killen is Harington Ward's Labour Councillor.
Cllr Killen is a Formby mum and a national newspaper journalist. She is a member of Formby's Holy Trinity Church.
She is a local community activist who has campaigned against the Tory-Lib Dem government's cuts and their effects on families throughout Sefton and she works with her fellow members of Formby Labour Action Team to ensure that the concerns and issues of her fellow Formby residents are tackled.
Name: Cllr Nina Killen
Tel no: 0151 531 1193
A Formby and Labour Party campaigner was elected to represent Harington Ward in May 2012.
Married mum of three Cllr Nina Killen, who is a parishioner of Holy Trinity, has been an active campaigner opposing the Tory-Lib Dem government cuts here in Formby and throughout Sefton.
After studying Law at the University of Manchester, Nina completed a Postgraduate Diploma in print journalism at the University of Central Lancashire before then working on newspapers which have included the Manchester Evening News, Lancashire Evening Telegraph, the Daily Star, Sunday Express, New magazine and she is now a part-time features sub-editor on the Daily Express in Preston.
Cllr Killen is also a breastfeeding support worker and volunteer for BreastStart, Sefton's breastfeeding support service, a doula (childbirth supporter) and she is training to become an antenatal teacher.
Cllr Killen said she is delighted to have been elected to represent her home town in Formby and said fighting for the interests of the people of this community was her main aim.
She said: "I am honoured to have been elected to represent Harington Ward.
"I care passionately about Formby, a town where I live and where my husband and I have chosen to bring up our three young children. I have the same concerns as many local residents - road safety for our children, green open spaces, dog mess and litter, plus protecting the public services that a community relies on, such as libraries, the police and social care.
"I am already a very active member of this community through the Labour Party, as well as through my involvement in Sefton Council's Area Parent Forum, Steering Group and the newly-formed Maternity Services Liaison Committee.
"I have been heavily involved in the campaign opposing the Conservative-Liberal Democrat government cuts in Sefton and I am the parent rep for my local children's centre, Freshfield, which I am involved in campaigning to save.
"It would be an honour for me to work on behalf of the people of Harington and help fight for their concerns and objectives and tackle the issues that are important to them."