KEIGHLEY MP Robbie Moore is co-sponsoring a new parliamentary bill which would see people who are found to be complicit in child sexual abuse barred from public office.

The bill has been presented to the Commons by Rotherham MP Alexander Stafford.

Mr Stafford said: "Only once we have scourged these villains from our public bodies can the healing process begin, and justice be brought to victims and their families.

"To rebuild trust in our public bodies, from the House of Lords to local councils, from NHS hospital trusts to orphanages, we must first remove those who failed to act when they were needed most."

Mr Moore said he was "proud" to co-sponsor the bill.

He added: "This represents another step in the long road to justice for the victims, and families of victims, of child sexual abuse.

"Following the Prime Minister’s tough 'Tackling Child Sexual Abuse' strategy published earlier this month, it is time to make sure that anyone who enables these vile and horrific crimes is barred from ever holding public office again.

"I will never stop fighting for the victims of child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation in my capacity as Keighley and Ilkley’s member of parliament."