Former MP Julia Goldsworthy has been selected as the Camborne, Redruth and Hayle Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for the 2015 general election.

The MP hit the headlines during the MP's expenses scandal, with the purchase of a luxury rocking chair costing £1,200 at taxpayer's expense making national and local headlines.

Within hours of this and other revelations being revealed in the Telegraph, Ms Goldsworthy promised to pay back the cost of the rocking chair.

She is currently a special advisor to the Treasury Chief Secretary, Danny Alexander.

Julia Goldsworthy said, " I am proud and excited to have been chosen as the Liberal Democrat candidate for my home seat of Camborne and Redruth. For the first time in generations, Liberal Democrats will be campaigning on our record in government.

"It is a record to be proud of: 17,710 workers in Cornwall taken out of tax altogether with many more local low and middle income workers benefiting from tax cuts that will hit the £700 mark from this April. A record number of apprenticeships created, a halt to Post Office closures, and a long overdue discount in water bills - to the tune of £50 per year that the others talked about but Liberal Democrats have delivered. Last but not least our pupil premium policy has delivered £2.6m to local schools in the constituency benefiting nearly 3,000 children. These are commitments in our manifesto that are now benefiting many thousands of people all across Cornwall. It is truly a record to be proud of. "

"Over the coming weeks I will be knocking on doors in every town and village in the constituency to talk to local people about that record and to discuss your views and concerns."