WA Labor candidate to abandon election bid

A Labor candidate in the West Australian election who was dismissed as a Geraldton councillor last year is abandoning her bid to enter state politics.

Renee Ellis was seeking an Upper House seat in the Agricultural Region amid fierce campaigning by the Nationals but AAP understands she'll quit later on Wednesday.

Her term as a City of Greater Geraldton councillor was set to expire in October 2019 but the council unanimously passed a no-confidence motion in her at a meeting last September due to her poor attendance.