UKIP has announced their candidate for the role of Liverpool City Region Mayor.
Paula Walters, who is chairman of UKIP Wirral, is standing on the platform of wanting to put power back in the hands of residents.
Mrs Walters explained:
Mrs Walters, who is in charge of one of the most thriving UKIP branches in the North West, lives in New Brighton with her family.
A civil servant, she has qualifications including a BA in English and BSc in Biomolecular Science.
She was born in Wallasey and educated locally. As well as living at various addresses on the peninsula she has also lived in South Africa where she attended the University of Pretoria.
She also attended John Moores University in Liverpool.