MORE money must be ploughed into transport infrastructure in the region, says MP Philip Davies.

He told the Commons that Yorkshire was missing out on its fair share of funding.

Mr Davies, whose Shipley constituency includes Cullingworth and Denholme, called for urgent action.

He particularly demanded movement on the long-awaited Shipley Eastern By-pass.

"Many of my constituents feel that Yorkshire has not had its fair share of the transport infrastructure cake over recent years – especially compared with London and the south-east," Mr Davies told Prime Minister's Questions.

"Will the Prime Minister therefore prioritise to significantly increase the proportion of transport infrastructure spending in the north generally and in Yorkshire in particular in this Parliament, and will she start as she means to go on and ensure we get the much-needed and long-awaited Shipley Eastern By-pass?"

Prime Minister Theresa May said the Government was committed to ensuring the whole country got the transport infrastructure it needed.

"It is not about making a choice between north and south and that is why we are carrying out one of the biggest investments in transport in the region for a generation – spending £13 billion on northern transport in this Parliament," she said.