BOLTON’S Tory MP has hit out at Labour politicians who voted to block the European Union from opening trade talks with the UK.

North West MEPs Julie Ward, Theresa Griffin and Wajid Khan last week voted to continue the EU’s policy of holding back on talks about a post-Brexit trade deal.

Mr Green, MP for Bolton West, said: “However people voted in the referendum, most now want us to get on with making Brexit work.

“That means negotiating the best deal for families and businesses in the North West.

“The Conservatives are doing just that, but our local Labour MEPs voted to block progress in the negotiations.

“They need to explain to people in Bolton why they voted against our interest and to delay talks.

“It looks like Julie Ward, Theresa Griffin and Wajid Khan are more interested in frustrating Brexit than delivering the decision the country made and getting the right deal.”