A DISTRICT MP’s caseworker has won a top award.

Sonia Johar beat off hundreds of other nominees to receive the Constituency Caseworker of the Year accolade in the Parliamentary Staff Awards.

She is employed by Philip Davies, whose Shipley constituency includes Cullingworth and Denholme.

“I am absolutely thrilled for Sonia – this award is so well deserved,” he said.

“She is the best caseworker I have had in 15 years as the local MP.

“Sonia has a brilliant academic record and could have taken much higher paid jobs, but she applied to work for me – she’s amazing and passionate about helping my constituents.”

The awards were presented at a ceremony in the Commons.

Miss Johar said she was “absolutely delighted” to receive the accolade.

“It is a true honour and a great achievement for me personally,” she added.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Philip in particular, as well as my friends and family, for all the vital support they have provided which has enabled me to successfully carry out my role.”