A TOWN councillor has announced she will be standing for election as a county councillor in the upcoming local elections.

Residents in Northumberland are due to take to the polls in May for the 2021 local elections - although coronavirus restrictions could yet have an impact on the plans.

Prudhoe town councillor Angie Scott, who represents the West Wylam ward, has announced she will be standing for the seat of Prudhoe North, representing the Labour Party.

The seat is currently held by Conservative councillor Ken Stow, who was elected for the first time in 2017.

Coun. Scott said: "I am Prudhoe Proud - proud of my community and proud of how I have made a difference to it. This May I will be standing as the Labour Party County Councillor Candidate for Prudhoe North and I would be honoured to have your support.

"I come from a well-known family in Prudhoe who have always had caring for people at their heart - I am proud to follow in their footsteps.

"I have been an active member of Prudhoe Town Council for the last 4 years and in that time, I have had success with multiple projects which have improved the lives of many Prudhoe residents.

I am now eager to transfer my skills, experience, and passion for my community to the role of county councillor representing the people of Prudhoe North.

"I will challenge the injustice and unfairness in our country today and the impact it is having on Prudhoe: many working people are struggling to make ends meet; more people queuing at food banks than ever before and cut after cut to public services by the Conservative led County Council taking their nod from central government."

The other parties are yet to announce their candidates for the seat.