BRADFORD South MP Judith Cummins raised concerns about the lack of government funding for transport in Bradford during the Budget debate in Parliament this week.

Mrs Cummins said: "Despite the Government’s promises, they seem happy transport spending is to be disproportionately centred on London and south-east England.

"I have no doubt more promises will come forward, but I fear that we will be asked to settle for just an upgrade of the existing train line, which will be rebadged as Northern Powerhouse Rail—more smoke, and more mirrors. Bradford needs and deserves more than that.”

Speaking afterwards, Mrs Cummins added: “I have campaigned on this issue for the last six years and have lost count of the number of times I have raised the question of Northern Powerhouse Rail with ministers and in Parliament.

"It is time for the Government to stop their endless rhetoric on levelling up and deliver some real infrastructure investment in the North.

Judith also commented on the summing up of the debate by The Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Helen Whately MP: “If the Government had good news for Bradford, they would not be keeping it a secret.

"From their silence my only conclusion is that Boris Johnson's Levelling up agenda is as bogus as David Cameron’s Big Society promise and that all the rumours are correct, there will be a drastic scaling back of Northern Powerhouse Rail, with no city centre stop in Bradford.

"It is time that this Government stopped making shallow promises; it is time for them to deliver.

"I promise the people of Bradford South that I won’t stop fighting for them on this issue.”