Keighley and Ilkley MP Robbie Moore has secured a slot Prime Minister’s Questions tomorrow to present his new bill to break away from Bradford Council, Parliament’s Bill Office have confirmed.
The timing means that thousands of people across the UK tuning in to watch tomorrow’s Questions to the Prime Minister will get the chance to watch Keighley's local MP present his new break away bill, with Mr Moore scheduled to speak after shortly after PMQs.
Since being elected, giving his constituents the opportunity to leave Bradford Council has been one of Moore’s top priorities. Mr Moore's reasons for this include the fact that Moore’s constituents pay the highest council tax in the area whilst getting a limited-service provision back in return, as well as Bradford Council's historic failures on children’s social care provisions.
Viewers can also watch the speech live on Mr Moore’s Facebook channels tomorrow.
Speaking about his bill, Mr Moore said:
"Bradford Council is one of the largest unitary authorities in the country with a population of over 550,000 people. This is far too large, and we are constantly experiencing the downfalls of this through a lack of service provision. Time and time again, Bradford Council solely concentrates on delivering for Bradford city itself, with Keighley, Ilkley and our wider area not getting the attention we rightly deserve, despite contributing the highest council tax and business rate funds.
My Bill will seek to change this by creating two unity authorities, one which is focused solely on Bradford City itself and the other focused on delivering for our area, and I look forward to presenting this bill to Parliament tomorrow, which I will be live streaming on my Facebook page"