OTLEY’S MP has been presented with a national road safety award.

Brake has named Alex Sobel (Lab, Leeds North West) as its Road Safety Parliamentarian of the Month. The charity has hailed the MP’s recently released transport strategy as ‘a bold attempt to change the way transport infrastructure is discussed and focus on promoting safe and healthy forms of getting around’.

Director of campaigns Joshua Harris said: “I am delighted to name Alex as this month’s road safety parliamentarian award winner.

“We should all be free to move around in safe and healthy ways, and it’s time to transform our urban areas so the needs of people come first.”

Mr Sobel said: “I am grateful to Brake, a wonderful charity, and Direct Line Group for this award. The strategy is a first step in ensuring we have a sustainable, grassroots approach to fixing transport in our city region.”