DEWSBURY and Mirfield MP Shahid Malik is giving four lucky youngsters the chance to take a once in a lifetime trip up the 373 steps to the top of Big Ben.

Since elected last May, he has taken more than 400 local people around the Houses of Parliament, but none have yet to get hold of the special pass needed to get into Big Ben.

Mr Malik is asking people to tell him in under 50 words what the best thing about living in their area is.

Entrants must be between the ages of 11 and 16, able to climb the steps to the clock and live in the Dewsbury constituency.

Entries should be sent to: Big Ben Competition, Shahid Malik MP, 60 Daisy Hill, Dewsbury, WF13 1LJ, arriving no later than August 31.