West Yorkshire leaders met senior Government ministers today as infections and hospital admissions in the county continue to rise.

Bradford and neighbouring parts of West Yorkshire remain under Tier 2 restrictions, but there has been speculation the county could be placed in the higher Tier 3.

After today's meeting, The Leaders of West Yorkshire Councils issued a joint statement: “Today we were invited to a meeting with senior government ministers and the Deputy Chief Medical Officer to discuss the next steps in combatting COVID-19 in West Yorkshire.

"The latest data on infections and hospital admissions shows a continued rise, and we have repeated our calls to Government that further local action needs to be taken, including strengthening community engagement and test and trace.

"There will be further discussions with government in the coming days. We are absolutely committed to implementing the most effective measures to protect the people and economy of West Yorkshire.”