THE shocking news about BMW's future in Oxford is continuing to get reaction.

Now, leaders of both Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have expressed their concerns about the car manufacturer's latest announcement that a no-deal Brexit will force it to move out of Oxford.

MPs inlcuding Oxford East MP Anneliese Dodds and Oxford West and Abingdon MP, Layla Moran, reacted to the news earlier today.

Councillor Susan Brown, leader of Oxford City Council, said the move would have a 'detrimental effect' on the city.

She said: "I am deeply concerned at the potential loss of one of the city’s major industries. The Mini has been an unqualified success, providing jobs for the city and playing a crucial role in our local economy. 

"BMW is a major asset to the local and the national economy, as well as being one of the world’s leading car manufacturers with a huge presence in the county."

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As we move closer to a no-deal Brexit, she is calling for the Government to respond to this, as "any material change in the car industry in Oxford would also have major complications on a national scale as well."

Councillor Ian Hudspeth, leader of the County Council says he will be working with the City Council and the Local Enterprise Partnership to offer support to BMW and its staff.

He said: "We recently celebrated 100 years of car making in Oxford and I want to make sure it has an equally long future ahead. In Oxfordshire we have developed an exciting specialism in autonomous vehicles and other smart transport solutions.

"BMW has already said it would make electric Minis in Cowley and we will do everything we can to ensure that happens."