A BRADFORD boxer has challenged Tory MP Lee Anderson to a charity round in the ring.

Darren Tetley issued the invite after Mr Anderson was asked this week during the Conservative Party conference about poor transport links to Bradford - before replying: "Would you want to get there quicker?" 

It led to Bradford Bulls legend Leon Pryce saying he would happily fight the Tory deputy chair and Nottinghamshire MP in a charity boxing match - and now Darren has sent out a similar post on X, formerly Twitter.

Darren told the Telegraph & Argus today: "Before he made that comment the other day, I noticed he asked the audience if anyone was from Bradford.

"If someone had said 'yes', he wouldn't have made the remark  - he wouldn't have had the guts.

"Bradford's got so much going for it - the T&A often reports about good things happening in the city and good people doing good stuff.

"Of course it has some issues - but doesn't everywhere?

"I love Bradford, I've lived here all my life and I'll never leave it.

"People in the public eye, people like Lee, need to be more careful with their words."

Mr Anderson's comment attracted intense criticism from a number of other Bradfordians and opposition politicians, who said it was "appalling", "pathetic" and "disgraceful". 

But Philip Davies, Conservative MP for Shipley, insisted it was a "light-hearted joke" and "not serious or intended to be taken at face value".

The T&A asked Mr Anderson if he would like to take up Darren's offer - but no response has been received as of yet.