A former hospital doctor has been appointed as Labour's candidate in the upcoming Copeland By-election.
Gillian Troughton, who was once a driver for St John's ambulance service, faces a tough battle for the West Cumbrian seat.
Troughton believes Labour winning Copeland would prevent the Conservatives from taking away public health services from the constituency:
According to her professional page online, Troughton worked as a junior doctor at Frimley Park and Kent & Canterbury hospitals, before becoming a school governor at Moresby Primary School in Whitehaven.
Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn has expressed his support for the party's choice.
A Tory spokesperson described Troughton as "a Corbyn puppet" in a party "too divided and incompetent to stand up and and secure the future of Cumbria's industry and jobs".
If elected, Gillian Troughton will be replacing Jamie Reed, who announced he was stepping down as Labour MP to take up a position at the Sellafield nuclear power plant.