AN MP has secured a further £20 million package of investment for his Bradford district area.

Robbie Moore, Conservative MP for Keighley - who lobbied for the funding with the Prime Minister and Ministers at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities - has called the announcement “yet another game-changer” for the town.

The package of investment is set to be spent on local priorities, including reviving the high streets, tackling anti-social behaviour, improving transport links and growing the local economy and local small and medium-sized businesses.

It comes on top of the £33.6 million Mr Moore previously helped to secure for Keighley through the Government’s Towns Fund. 

Under the new investment, a new suite of regeneration powers will be rolled out to unlock more private sector investment by auctioning empty high street shops, reforming licensing rules on shops and restaurants, and supporting more housing in town centres, the MP said. 

Mr Moore said: “I’m proud to have successfully secured an additional £20 million of funding for Keighley from the Department of Levelling Up after much lobbying of Government, which is yet another game-changer for our town this year.

"This new £20 million package for Keighley will be spent on local priorities first.

"It comes on top of the historic £33.6 million of Government funding I already helped secure for our town in 2021 for the Towns Fund, and follows the funding I secured for our landmark new Airedale Hospital announced back in May, funding for a new sixth form college this summer, £9 million for the Silsden to Steeton footbridge, a further £9 million for Keighley Railway Station and of course the £1 million secured last month to protect our iconic Keighley and Worth Valley Railway - and so much more."

"For as long as I am Keighley’s Member of Parliament, I will always make sure that local priorities are put first and our town is forgotten no longer," the MP added. 

"I look forward to working with all involved to make sure this new investment is a success.”