BRADLEY Thomas says he is "honoured and "humbled" after winning the Bromsgrove seat in last week's general election.

Mr Thomas, the successor to Sajid Javid, received 16,533 votes in Thursday’s election, and has a majority of 3,016.

The new Conservative MP said: “I’m honoured and humbled to have been elected as the Member of Parliament for Bromsgrove in the county that has always been my home.

"Having met so many local people, organisations and businesses over the last few months has ensured that as your newly elected MP, I have a clear understanding of local priorities and I look forward to commencing my work, on behalf of you, here in Worcestershire and in Westminster.

"This includes being Bromsgrove’s ambassador in Westminster, holding the government to account and pushing for investment to ensure that our area remains a great place to live, work and visit.

"I will also use my voice as your MP to champion topics and issues that affect all of us and to play my role in scrutinising legislation to ensure that it is in both our local and national interest.

"Over the coming weeks I will be establishing my constituency office and look forward to meeting local residents as I am out and about across the constituency.”

Labour’s Neena Gill received a total of 13,517 votes. The voter turnout in Bromsgrove was 66.10%.

Reform UK candidate Glen Brampton received 9,584 votes, with David Nicholl of the Liberal Democrats receiving 7,391 votes.

Green Party candidate Talia Ellis received 1,675 votes, independent candidate Sam Ammar received 1,561 votes and Aheesha Zahir of the Workers Party received 144 votes.