Keighley MP and former soldier Kris Hopkins has spoken of his pride at work being done to ensure servicemen and women and their families have priority access to homes.

He told the Commons the government had published guidance strongly encouraging councils to prioritise armed forces members and their families for social housing.

Mr Hopkins said: “As a former squaddie, I think this government can be very proud of what we have done – whether it is the Help to Buy scheme, the covenant or making sure that members of our armed forces who have been away from home still have a high priority on waiting lists.”