A BRADFORD councillor will stand to become an MP at the upcoming General Election on July 4.

Tong Ward Councillor Matt Edwards is running as the Green Party candidate for the Bradford South constituency.

Cllr Edwards was first elected to Bradford Council in 2021 and was re-elected on May 2 of this year.

He represents the Tong Ward which includes the communities of Bierley and Holme Wood as well as Tong Village, Woodlands and the Sutton Estate.

In 2022, as leader of the Green Group on Bradford Council, he was chosen to be a national spokesperson for the political party.

Cllr Edwards said: "I am honoured to have been chosen as the Green Party’s candidate for Bradford South.

"I love Bradford and I am incredibly proud to represent the communities across Tong ward."