NEW Hyndburn MP Sara Britcliffe yesterday promised to bring 'youthful enthusiasm and political passion' to Westminster.

The 24-year-old is the youngest of the new intake of Conservative MPs but loses the title of 'Baby of the House of Commons' to the new Labour representative for Nottingham East Nadia Whittome, 23.

On Thursday Cllr Britcliffe won Hyndburn from Labour's Graham Jones by 2,951 votes to join Boris Johnsons' new army of Northern Tory MPs.

She succeeded where her father Peter had twice failed in 1997 and 2001 and became the first Conservative to represent the constituency in Parliament since 1992.

Speaking from the House of Commons terrace, Cllr Britcliffe who ahas represented St Andrews ward in Oswaldtwistle since May last year, said: "It feels amazing to be here.

"I am just looking forward to getting down to work for the people of Hyndburn and Haslingden.

"Now I've got to find my way round the building. I shall be new eyes and ears for the constituency.

"I will bring youthful enthusiasm and political passion to the job. Hopefully having young new MPs will get more young people interested in involved in politics.

"The first thing I want to see is the promises of investment in Hyndburn and the North of England made during the election campaign by Boris Johnson delivered.

"If I don't see that happening I shall be on the Prime Minister's doorstep asking why.

""The people of Hyndburn and Haslingden want Brexit it done so we can get on to other issues that matter like the high street, the NHS and education.

"I shall remain as a councillor at least until May's local elections but I'm not sure whether I shall stand down then or not.

"It is great to be one of a lot of new Northern Conservative MPs. I think it was time for a change."

Her father said: "I am very proud. She has succeeded where I failed twice. Hyndburn now has a very energetic and interesting new MP."

Greg Pope, who was the youngest Labour MP when he took Hyndburn from Conservative Ken Hargreaves in 1992, said: "My advice is enjoy it, work hard and get her maiden speech over quickly to feel comfortable in the Commons chamber.

"I would also advise her to make full use of the wonderful resource which is the Commons library and to make friends right across the House."