A former MP for Selby in North Yorkshire has been chosen to stand as Labour candidate for Keighley in the next general election.

John Grogan, 52, grew up and still lives in Burley in Wharfedale.

Speaking after being selected by local party members, Mr Grogan said: “Over the next 18 months I have two key tasks.

"First, to go out and listen and learn from as many as possible of the rich variety of civic, voluntary, business and trade union organisations in the constituency.

"Second, to convince people from all backgrounds that Labour is on their side, and that we can offer a better future for our area and our nation."