THE ONLY Conservative MP remaining across the Bradford district has spoken of his delight at retaining his seat - admitting her was "very nervous" in the run up to the result.

Robbie Moore, MP for Keighley and Ilkley, said his win was "completely unexpected" amid a Labour landslide across the rest of the country.

Speaking to the T&A, Mr Moore said: "I'm over the moon and very pleased the people of Keighley and the surrounding area voted for me.

"It was completely unexpected and I was very nervous.

"There were some crunch moments where I had no idea.

"But I'm thrilled everyone from across the constituency have put their faith in me."

Mr Moore received 18,589 votes, which was a 40.3 per cent share, down 7.8 per cent from when he first won the seat in 2019.

That put him ahead of Labour candidate John Grogan, a former Keighley MP, who received 16,964, which was 36.7 per cent, a reduction for Labour of 7.2 per cent.

It could be argued that part of the reason for Mr Moore's surprising victory was that Reform UK did not take as large a share of the vote in Keighley as they did in constituencies where the Conservatives were defeated.

Reform UK's Andrew Judson took a still-significant 4,782 votes in Keighley, which was 10.4 per cent of the overall vote.

Meanwhile Independent candidate Vaz Shabir secured 2,036 votes, which may have been more damaging to Labour than the Conservatives.

Green candidate John Wood got 2,447 votes, Liberal Democrat Chris Adams received 970 and The Yorkshire Party's Dominic Atlas got 389 votes.