Karen Danczuk has said her social network selfies are a defiant response to sexual abuse she suffered as a child.
The 31-year-old wife of Labour MP Simon Danczuk told The Sun newspaper she had been abused from the age of six, but regained her confidence after seeking counselling on the advice of her husband.
Herself a Labour councillor in Rochdale, she has attracted headlines for her regular posting of selfies on Twitter and recently also claimed the party's deputy leader Harriet Harman told her she was "too pretty" for politics.
She says she is now free to 'have fun without feeling ashamed' and that is the reason she posts so many pictures on twitter. But she said she had not reported the abuse to police because she did not "want to take a step back".
Selfie-mad councillor Karen Danczuk is auctioning herself off this Valentine's day.
Karen who is married to Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk tweeted last night that she was thinking off offering a 'lucky person' a date with her for charity.
That prompted a deluge of responses from fans and a free meal has already been donated by a local restaurant.