Maghull Town Council's newest councillor said she is delighted to be able to represent the town she loves.
Gwen Kermode has been selected to fill a vacancy on Maghull Town Council.
Gwen was one of three people who applied to fill the vacancy after no one called for a by-election.
All three candidates were interviewed and mother of two Gwen was selected to become the town's newest councillor.
Cllr Kermode said: "I came to Maghull when I was two and I am delighted to be given the chance to put something back into the community where I live, where I have brought up my family and which I love.
"I have been an active member of Maghull Labour Action Team for a number of years, together with my husband Steve, I have been involved with the PTA at my children's schools and I am a serving Magistrate.
"We live in a lovely community here in Maghull. Since taking control of the Town Council last year, the Labour Group is making it even better.
"Our involvement in the Support Our Shops campaign and the Mary Portas bids means we are working to make the town even more prosperous.
"We are already working very hard to make a difference and to make sure that Maghull gets the representation and attention the town needs.
"It is my intention to carry on the good work that Labour has started on Maghull Town Council and work hard to ensure that the people of this town are getting the very best from their local council."
Maghull Town Council's Labour leader, Cllr Caroline Esterson said Gwen would be a fantastic addition to the council.
Cllr Esterson said: "We had three excellent candidates come forward for interview and I thank each of them for applying.
"But after a tough interview, Gwen was the successful candidate.
"Having lived in Maghull all her life and her involvement in the community means that Gwen is already a leading member of this community. She is a brilliant addition to the council and will be a fantastic addition to the team which is focused on making sure that the people of Maghull get the best from its town council."