MORE details of a Bradford parliamentary candidate who is listed as living in Pakistan have been revealed.

The Telegraph & Argus reported yesterday on concerns of some residents of Bradford West that one of the six candidates for the constituency in next month’s General Election was listed as living in Pakistan.

On ballot papers Azfar Shah Bukhari is not listed as representing any party, and questions had been asked about a candidate living abroad putting themselves forward for a Bradford election, with little detail of what he stands for.

Now more detail about Mr Bukhari has emerged.

Mr Bukhari’s new website says he is not a politician or a bureaucrat, but a “journalist better known for work on social development issues.”

It says he was born and raised in Pakistan, but is a UK citizen and has lived across the country, including in Bradford for a time.

It says he has been honoured by a number of international organisations.

He is running as an independent candidate, and says although the focus of the election for many is Brexit, he sees it as a “non-issue” that has been transformed into a major issue in recent years.

Detailing his desire to run as an independent, with no links to any political party, he says: "I do not term the upcoming poll as the Brexit Election, rather I would like to see this as 'say goodbye to party candidates."

The Telegraph & Argus understands that Mr Bukhari is currently living at an address in Pakistan while on a journalism assignment, and will return to the UK in several weeks once the assignment concludes.

The Electoral Commission says anyone who is over the age of 18 and a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen can stand to be an MP, even if they don't have a UK address.

Labour MP Naz Shah is defending her seat in Bradford West.

At the 2017 General Election she received 64.7 per cent of the vote.

Other candidates in this year's election include Mohammed Afzal (Conservative), Mark Christie (Liberal Democrats), Derrick John Hodgson (Brexit Party) and Darren James Parkinson (Green).

Having a candidate currently living in Pakistan raised the eyebrows of some Bradford West Constituents.

Susan Wright told the Telegraph & Argus: “I just think it is completely wrong.

"I think that unless you live in an area you don’t really know what is going on in that area. You care a lot more if you live locally.”

Liberal Democrat candidate Mr Christie said: "At the very least they should be in the country campaigning and be prepared to represent the views of constituents by living in the constituency following the election.

"It is certainly an odd way to be involved in the local campaign."

Voters go to the polls for this year's General Election on December 12, with counting taking place overnight.

Winners are expected to be announced in the early hours of December 13 and the Telegraph & Argus will be running a live blog covering the count overnight.