A campaigner who fought against changes to Brighton and Hove's school admissions system will be standing for election to the city's council in May.

Part-time teacher Tracey-Ann Ross, from the Prestonville area of Brighton, will compete for one of the three seats in the Preston Park ward.

Mrs Ross said: "The voice of the ordinary citizen has been ignored time and again on so many issues and Preston Park always seems to be on the receiving end, whether it is admissions policy or new waste facilities next to our schools. It is time to stand up for the children."

Mrs Ross has been a spokeswoman for the Schools 4 Communities group which brought together opponents of the council's plans to introduce catchment areas and an electronic ballot as deciding factors for who got places at oversubscribed schools. The measures were agreed last month.