BROMSGROVE's parliamentary representative Sajid Javid has been named Conservative MP of the Year.

Mr Javid was awarded the honour at a ceremony at Speakers House on November 15, as part of the Patchwork Foundation's MP of the Year Awards 2017, which recognises politicians who have represented deprived and minority communities across the country.

Speaking after the awards, Mr Javid said: "I am delighted to accept the MP of the Year Award – what an incredible honour.

"It was a pleasure to meet Patchworkers in Bromsgrove earlier this year and discuss my role as an MP with them.

"It’s important that every young person has the best start to life, regardless of their background.

"I’d like to thank the Patchwork Foundation for the important role they play in helping to support young people from under-represented backgrounds get involved with politics.”

Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated Mr Javid on the accolade, placing emphasis on the need to defeat 'ethnic injustice'.

She said: "I would like to congratulate Rt Hon Sajid Javid for winning a Patchwork Foundation award and for all their efforts and hard work in encouraging young people from under-represented communities to engage in the political process.

"I passionately believe that how far you go in life should be about your talents and your hard work and nothing else."

Mrs May added: "The [Patchwork] Foundation is leading the way in making politics more accessible to all, and it proves that young people from any background can be at the heart of British politics.

"That is something to be applauded so congratulations, once again, to all of tonight’s winners.”