KEIGHLEY Men's Forum enjoyed a talk by the town's MP, Robbie Moore.

Members heard that his father had worked as a farmer and truck driver in the Market Rasen area of Lincolnshire.

As a young man, Robbie studied estate management at Newcastle University – qualifying as a chartered surveyor, specialising in rural affairs.

But after ten years he decided on a change in career direction, and chose politics.

He stood as the Conservative candidate for Keighley & Ilkley in 2019, winning with a 2,218 majority.

Mr Moore answered questions from members on a wide range of topics ­– from higher education with university degrees competing against technical colleges, to the size of the Bradford metropolitan district.

Thanks were given by forum president Dave W Smith.

Mr Moore said: "It was a pleasure to be invited along to Keighley Men’s Forum, where I had the opportunity to meet this brilliant group, give an overview of my background and talk about the local projects I am working on to improve our area.

"I also received some great questions from the floor. 

"I give my thanks to the Keighley Men’s Forum for kindly inviting me along, and I am looking forward to welcoming the group for a tour of Parliament in the coming months."