Shipley MP Philip Davies said that he is fed up with taxpayers’ cash being used to fund gypsy sites.

The Conservative MP is backing a Bill which would remove councils’ responsibility to provide any space at all for travellers.

Mr Davies is supporting a Private Members’ Bill in Parliament which would entirely remove the duty of local authorities to site pitches in their area.

It comes as a group of travellers arrived at Odsal Sedbergh Rugby Club in Huddersfield Road on Monday afternoon, having probably been the same ones moved on from Moorend Recreation Ground in Cleckheaton earlier that day.

Carol Regan, secretary at the Odsal club, said the travellers had stuck to their promise and stayed away from the rugby pitches, allowing the teams to train. She said they remained on the football pitches.

“Councils say they do not have money for frontline services, but when it comes to providing for gypsies and travellers they always have fortunes to spend,” Mr Davies said.

“Also, gypsies and travellers should not be treated more favourably than everyone else when it comes to planning.”

His comments come after travellers recently took over the Buck Lane development site in Baildon and Esholt coach park.

The Bill is due to be debated in the Commons in November 2013.

And Mr Davies is giving his support following the revelation that £820,000 - £352,000 from Bradford Council and the remainder from a government grant – is being spent to improve amenities at the Mary Street and Esholt sites.