Self-styled "selfie queen" Karen Danczuk is hoping to become an MP after applying to be a Labour candidate in the marginal constituency of Bury North.

The celebrity and child abuse campaigner, who is famed for posting revealing pictures of herself on social media, hopes to take the seat from Tory MP David Nuttall, who won in 2015 with a wafer-thin majority of 378.

"Politics is changing, you only have to look across Europe and the rest of the world," said Danczuk, who served for four years as a Labour councillor in her home town of Rochdale.

"Parliament needs more common sense and someone who can connect with voters. I really believe I'm a voice of the people."

The Labour Party said candidates selected to stand in the 8 June general election will be made public on 2 May.

Danczuk said parliament needed "more normal people" and that she would campaign for policies that improved "fairness".

"I thought to myself, if I don't run for Parliament now, I'll never do it. This is my chance to stand up for fairness," she told MailOnline.

The mother-of-two also said she is a "new person" and had now become "quite camera shy".

"I've completely stopped taking selfies and everything," she said.

In apparent reference to her revealing selfies, she also wrote on Twitter: "Parading around in skimpy clothes is nothing more than insecurity & desperation. I'm ready for parliament!"

Danczuk is estranged from her husband, Simon Danczuk, who currently sits as MP for Rochdale.

The 50-year-old was suspended by Labour in 2015 following revelations he exchanged sexually explicit text messages with a 17-year-old girl. He has said he expects to fight for Labour in Rochdale in the upcoming election.

The pair will face the prospect of working alongside each other in parliament should they both be elected.

Karen Danczuk, who waived her right to anonymity last year after her brother was jailed for raping her as a child, said she would fight for more support to be given to other survivors should she be elected.

"I think people like me who have suffered from abuse should get financial support or compensation so that we can get back to where we would have been otherwise and compete fairly with other people," she said.

She is currently patron of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood.

Karen Danczuk wife of Simon Danczuk
Karen Danczuk split up with husband Labour MP Simon Danczuk early in 2015 Twitter