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Local MP gives alternative manifesto

The district’s only remaining Tory MP has set out what he believes the Party should do to win back a majority at the next election – whenever that may be.

Tougher Rules on Postal Votes

Tougher rules surrounding postal voting could be introduced after an MP said the system was being abused and depriving some women of their right to have their say.

Shipley MP Philip Davies said action was needed to protect the democratic process and ensure one vote per person.

Job Creation

More must be done to create jobs in across the district as Bradford is ranked one of the worst places in the UK for employment opportunities, an MP has said.

Channel 4 relocation

Channel 4 should relocate to “gritty West Yorkshire” to get a better perspective on life and escape the London luvvies, according to Shipley MP Philip Davies.

He said the publically owned Channel 4 which is looking for a new home would be welcome in Bradford or Leeds.

Shipley Election Result

Shipley MP Philip Davies has thanked constituents for re-electing him for the fourth time.

Mr Davies was returned to Parliament with a majority of 4,681 and an increased percentage of votes from 50 per cent in 2015 to 51.3 per cent last week.  

Funding for Shipley Carers' Resource

Shipley MP Philip Davies has welcomed a donation of more than £4000 to a Shipley charity supporting carers.

Asda Foundation have donated £4,188 to Carers’ Resource in Shipley, which provides support for young and old caring for relatives, friends or neighbours.

Schools Funding Formula

Proposals which will see schools across the district lose thousands of pounds of funding must be scrapped, an MP has said.

Mental Health work in Bradford

The Cellar Trust in Shipley has been praised by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt for its work in supporting people with mental health problems.

Mr Hunt congratulated the organisation and hoped to take up an invitation from Shipley MP Philip Davies to visit.

High Speed 3

Government has given the strongest hint yet that Bradford will be included on a high speed east to west coast northern rail line.