BRADFORD South MP Judith Cummins has been honoured with a prestigious award from road safety charity Brake.

The charity, in partnership with Direct Line, named Mrs Cummins as its Parliamentarian of the Year at a reception in the Houses of Parliament.

She said: “It’s a real honour to receive Brake’s Parliamentarian of the Year award. "Since I first entered parliament in 2015, improving road safety and pushing for tougher punishments for driving offenders have been top priorities for me.

"The near daily stories in my local newspaper about dangerous driving attest to the fact this issue is as pressing as ever.

"Poor road safety is a huge issue in Bradford, but safer roads are something everyone in this country deserves.

“Brake do an excellent job of campaigning for safer roads and supporting bereaved families. I look forward to continuing to work with them to push for change.”

Joshua Harris, Director of Campaigns for Brake, added: “It is an absolute privilege to be with and honour all those who campaign for safer roads in the UK, from our local grassroots campaigners to parliamentarians and Ministers.

"Road safety affects us all and through the hard work of our fantastic supporters I know that we can achieve our vision of zero road deaths and serious injuries.”

“Judith’s award of road safety Parliamentarian of the Year for 2017 couldn’t be more deserving.

"She has been tireless in her campaigns for road safety and justice for road crash victims, both in her Bradford constituency and beyond.

"We look forward to working with Judith to deliver more positive road safety change in the future and to continue along our path to a world with zero road deaths and injuries.”