Conservative MP says Brexit is benefiting her town because new bureaucracy is creating jobs

Natalie Elphicke, the Conservative MP for Dover, has said the work enforcing new red tape is creating jobs in her area.

Ms Elphicke told the BBC’s Newsnight programme: “Here in Dover and Deal we’ve already been benefiting from the so-called Brexit dividend”.

“We’ve had £100m invested in our border facilities here. It’s going to bring with it 650 extra jobs”.

Speaking to the same programme Ms Elphicke said the problems were not caused by Brexit but by “Brussels bureaucracy”.

Ms Elphicke also characterised the £100m cost of two new inspection facilities as an “investment” in her constituency by the government. The two facilities will be at Bastion Point and in Whitfield.