A GOVERNMENT minister held a question-and-answer session with armed forces personnel and veterans during a visit to Keighley.

Security minister Tom Tugendhat discussed issues ranging from improving veterans' welfare and transitioning to civilian life, to the UK's commitment to the armed forces covenant.

The session took place at Keighley Civic Centre.

Prior to entering Parliament, Mr Tugendhat was a serving member of the British Army.

Keighley MP Robbie Moore says: "It was an honour to host the minister, who heard first-hand from some of our fantastic local armed forces representatives and spoke about his role and his life in the army.

"I'll continue to do all I can in Parliament to ensure we give our veterans, their families and all who serve the support needed."