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Bradford Council breakaway draft plans rejected by minister

Keighley and Ilkley MP Robbie Moore’s proposed parliamentary law to allow areas to form new local authorities has been rejected by the government in its current form.

Mr Moore, along with neighbouring MP Philip Davies (Shipley), presented the case in the House of Commons on Friday, saying his constituents “feel completely forgotten about” by Bradford Council.

But at the end of the debate over the proposed Local Boundaries (Referendums) Bill, local government minister Kemi Badenoch rejected the idea as it was currently drafted, saying the government ‘would be concerned about a number of aspects’.

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