Dozens of residents enjoyed a drink and chat with Philip – before putting questions to him on a range of both local and national issues.
Philip holds regular coffee mornings across the constituency, offering people a chance to meet with him in an informal setting to raise any concerns they have.
The event at St Aidan’s Church Hall in Crossflatts, Bingley, saw many local issues raised, including the closure of Bingley Pool and Thompson Court immediate care facility. Bingley’s Levelling Up Bid was also discussed and people also spoke out in support of breaking away from Bradford Council and forming a smaller council which would cover just the Shipley and Keighley constituencies. The residents also raised worries they had surrounding Bradford Council’s financial status and what that would mean for local services and communities.
National issues raised included the ongoing situations in Ukraine, along with Israel and Palestine. Immigration and government’s Rwanda plan, along with ensuring children are at school – with increasing numbers persistently absent – were discussed.
Mr Davies said: “It was a great session this morning and there were some very important issues raised. I am doing everything I can to try and secure a pool for Bingley and will keep campaigning on this matter. I know the strength of local feeling on this and I agree – it is needed and I want to see it happen.
“I also share the concerns of people worried about Bradford Council’s financial situation. My constituents should not suffer because the council is unable to manage its budget properly.”