THE SHADOW Foreign Secretary has visited Otley.

Emily Thornberry was in town on Friday, November 1 to launch the election campaign for the outgoing Leeds North West MP - and now Labour’s Parliamentary candidate - Alex Sobel.

Ms Thornberry, Mr Sobel and local Labour supporters talked to residents on North Street, North Parade and Manor Street. Mr Sobel said: “We had a great response on the doorstep with some very positive comments.”

Ms Thornberry said: “It was a great pleasure to canvass with Alex in Otley and launch his campaign.

“He has been an invaluable member of our shadow Foreign Office team and it is clear people appreciate his hard work locally, too.”