TWO Bradford district MPs joined a rebellion of nearly 100 Conservatives to vote against the introduction of mandatory Covid passes to access nightclubs and large venues.

Shipley MP Philip Davies and Keighley and Ilkley MP Robbie Moore were among 97 Tory MPs who voted against the measure.

But the measure passed with 367 MPs in favour and 124 MPs against. 

Two of Bradford's Labour MPs - Naz Shaz (Bradford West) and Judith Cummins Bradford South) supported the passes while Imran Hussain's (Bradford East) vote was not recorded. 

MPs also voted to approve two other Plan B measures.

The vaccine mandate for NHS workers pass with 385 votes to 100, however Mr Davies was one of the 61 Conservatives who voted against the measure.

Mr Davies also opposed the measure to extend face covering rules in Englnd. It passed 441 to 41, 38 of which were Tory MPs.

Mr Davies yesterday told the T&A: “On Covid passports, there is absolutely zero logic for such a measure. You can have as many vaccinations as you want, but you can still catch Covid and you can still pass it on to others. Vaccinations mean that you are less likely to have a serious health impact from catching Covid."

Mr Moore said: "The impact on businesses, livelihoods and the economy is far too great. It will be our small independent businesses, that are the backbone of our local economy that will suffer the most."

Following last night's vote, which was Boris Johnson's largest rebellion of his premiership in the Commons, one senior Tory MP said that a leadership challenge against the Prime Minister has “got to be on the cards” in the new year, a senior Tory has warned.

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, treasurer of the 1922 Committee, told Sky News: “I think now the Prime Minister’s really got to think very carefully about how he’s going to reset his performance, to actually govern with a united party because we will know what happens to disunited parties.”

Asked whether there was now the prospect of a leadership challenge in the new year if the PM did not change his approach, Sir Geoffrey said: “I think that’s got to be on the cards. He’s got to realise that he’s got to change.”