Labour has revealed their North Ayrshire candidate for the upcoming general election.

Irene Campbell was selected as the party's prospective parliamentary candidate at a packed-out Labour Club in Saltcoats on Sunday, January 14.

She has worked in several senior roles with the health service, as well as jobs as a business analyst and project manager with the civil service.

The Saltcoats woman is also a former chair of North Ayrshire Women's Aid.

She is also well-known in the local area as one of the founding members of the SPLASH group, which is currently working towards the restoration of the Saltcoats open air swimming pool.

Speaking after her selection, Irene said she is hoping to bring her knowledge of the local area to the role and "will fight for improvement for this constituency" if elected.

She commented:  "I will work tirelessly to campaign for a Labour Government. A Labour win in North Ayrshire and Arran will ensure we have a Member of Parliament at Westminster committed to improving our local communities.  

"I understand the local concerns and will fight for improvement for this constituency.   

"I am determined to run an energetic and positive campaign to encourage former Labour voters to come back to Labour."