A Brave mother whose family ordeal sparked off a major sex-abuse "grooming" inquiry is to stand for election to Bradford Council.

Angela Sinfield was this week selected by Labour to fight the Keighley West by-election on March 23.

The election follows the resignation of sitting councillor Angela Clarke, who was the British National Party's deputy leader on Bradford Council.

Mrs Sinfield first revealed, in the Keighley News, the truth about grooming of young girls by older men.

During last year's General Election Mrs Sinfield accused the BNP leader Nick Griffin, who was standing as a candidate, of hijacking her families' experiences and went on to campaign for Labour.

She said at the time that she was proud that successful prosecutions were carried out after she and other mothers provided police with the names of 60 alleged abusers. She said: "There are men in prison for doing things to other girls as a direct result of my campaign. It's nothing to do with the BNP."

This week Mrs Sinfield, pictured, who lives in Broomhill, said: "While the BNP was busy talking about the grooming issue in Keighley, I was busy actually doing something. The BNP has never offered any help -- all they have ever wanted to do is exploit the misery of families like mine or parents like me for their own political needs".

One of her election leaflet pledges is to campaign to establish a safe home for young vulnerable girls and women.

l The deadline for all candidate nominations is noon today. Bradford Council elections unit could not release any details ahead of that.

But the Keighley News has been told by parties that the following will be standing: Ian Dawson (British National Party), Lionel Lockley (Conservative) and Victoria Salmons (Liberal Democrats). A full list of candidates will appear in next week's Keighley News.