A BRADFORD Councillor has been chosen to be a national spokesperson for a political party.

Tong Ward Cllr Matt Edwards, who is also the leader of the Green Group on Bradford Council, has been announced as one of five new spokespeople for the Green Party of England and Wales.

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He will be the party’s spokesperson on Transport and Healthy Streets.

Cllr Edwards said: "Transport is such an important issue in Bradford and I will be using this role to focus on issues that I know are important to residents in my ward. 

“Whether that is pushing our Council and government to invest in measures to make our roads safer, or ensuring public transport is reliable and affordable.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor Matt Edwards with Holme Wood estate behind himCouncillor Matt Edwards with Holme Wood estate behind him

"For too long, expensive and unnecessary road building projects have been prioritised over transport schemes which will benefit our communities.

“Above all, I want to work with others in our city and across the country to help fight for the investment in our transport network that we deserve.”

Green Party co-leader Carla Denyer added: "Bradford witnessed its best ever result for the Greens.

"I am pleased that Councillor Edwards is joining our national spokesperson team and bringing his experience in transport issues."