Shipley MP Philip Davies has blamed “the politically correct brigade” for halal meat being sold to unwitting customers across the country.

Two years ago the Conservative MP called for all halal and kosher meat to be labelled, but his motion in Parliament was defeated by three votes, “voted down largely by the politically correct brigade”.

Now it has been revealed that many supermarkets, restaurants and fast food chains were not labelling meat to signify it had been ritually slaughtered.

Mr Davies has now tabled an amendment to the Consumer Rights Bill to ensure the compulsory labelling of kosher and halal meat.