Local representation matters, and individuals need to have trust in their local authority to act in their best interests. For far too long, Bradford Council have eroded this trust across my constituency, and many residents have quite rightly felt completely unrepresented and ignored by our local authority.
That’s why I presented my new Local Authority Boundaries bill to Parliament, which will seek to enable residents across the Keighley and Ilkley, and Shipley constituencies to form our own unitary authority which is focused on delivering for our area.
Bradford Council is far too large, with the City getting complete precedence over any local expenditure, despite the outlying areas being the biggest net contributor of taxpayers hard earned money. They lack in capacity and competence to deliver statutory services and have failed us time and time again, whether it be on children’s services, highways, unfair proposals to rip up our green belt, the CAZ tax, or ignoring a decisive Public Poll in Keighley to keep our Green Space green. It is time for a new smaller, more efficient local authority that puts our interests first.
Robbie Moore MP