THE daughter of a Barry women killed by her husband in a hammer attack four years ago says she wants to become a local councillor to help stamp out crime.

Deanne Sansome, 26, daughter of the late Karon Pugh, says she will put her name forward for the local elections in 2008, because she is fed up with anti-social behaviour and violence in her neighbourhood.

Deanne fled Barry when her mother Karon, who was 43 at the time, was bludgeoned to death by her husband Christopher Pugh. Mrs Pugh died of a fractured skull.

Cardiff Crown Court heard that Pugh, 43, of Court Road, killed his wife with two hammers after searching her mobile phone for text messages. He had discovered she was having an affair with a landscape gardener from Newport, following a Spanish holiday romance.

She carried on the affair when she returned home, staying in touch through her mobile phone to keep it secret.

Pugh was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to six years in prison - a term that angered several of Karon's relatives at the time.

Mother-of-three Deanne, who moved to Newport shortly after her mother's death, said she is determined to make a difference in her new community.

"I left Barry because of what happened to my mum," she said. "It was devastating. I've now been living in Newport for four years and I've grown tired of problems with anti-social behaviour.

"I want to become a councillor so I can get more done for local children to give them give them something to do.

"I've experienced the effects of crime and I'm a former drug addict so I've been there and got the t-shirt. Now I want to use my experiences to help the local community and other people."

Mrs Sansome, a volunteer for a drug and alcohol recovery project, has joined new political party Mum's Army, which aims to stamp out anti-social behaviour problems. It has 300 members in the UK.