BRADFORD man Waqas Ali Khan has been chosen to contest Keighley for the Brexit Party at the next General Election.

Self-employed Mr Khan (pictured), 30, is a former pupil of Bingley Grammar School and went on to study at Bradford University, gaining a masters degree in finance.

He has worked within the retail and postal sectors, as a youth worker with Bradford Youth Service and as a secondary-school teaching assistant.

Mr Khan says he has an interest in property renovations and redevelopments.

He stood as a candidate for UKIP in the Shipley parliamentary constituency at the 2015 General Election, when he finished third with 4,479 votes, and as an independent in the Batley and Spen by-election held in 2016 following the murder of incumbent MP Jo Cox – polling 118 votes.

“I intend to stand in the Keighley constituency because I believe towns and cities like Keighley and Bradford – that I call home – have fallen into ruins,” said Mr Khan.

“We must fight for democracy and have an MP for Keighley who represents the 53.3 per cent that voted ‘leave’ in the 2016 referendum and an MP who believes we would thrive as an independent nation. The public has lost trust in politics and demands change.”