INCUMBENT Jesse Norman says Brexit could be at risk if voters do not re-elect him as MP for the Hereford and South Herefordshire seat.

The Conservative and Unionist Party candidate has been MP since 2010 when the seat was created from the old Hereford constituency.

Mr Norman said he was expecting to fight the Brexit Party for the pro-Leave vote.

But he says voters now have a clear choice after Nigel Farage decided his party would not field candidates in Tory held seats.

“Many constituents have told me they are going to support me because of Brexit,” he said.

“I’ve pledged that we are going to support the Brexit Bill through Parliament and I’m the only candidate in my constituency who is actually going to do that.

“A vote any other way would have the affect of losing Brexit or putting it at risk.

“I was fully expecting to fight the election with the Brexit Party.

“We had UKIP in the 2017 general election and an Independent candidate.

“It does have the effect that people who want to achieve Brexit have only one option in my constituency which is to vote for the Conservative Party.”

Mr Norman said his main focus has been to attract more than £100m of investment in Herefordshire since 2010.

“That includes things like helping the hospital trust to get the hutted wards replaced. That’s £23m.

“The latest money for the university project from the local enterprise partnership. The total of that £23m again.

“The new government money for city regeneration which is £25m.

“The work we have done historically on broadband. We are ratcheting that up now with full fibre. Over £30m has been invested in that area.

“The Enterprise Zone has had £48m of private investment so far.

“You can now look at it over nine years since I was first elected. I have been directly involved in bringing over £100m of investment to the county.

“That’s before you mention things like extra money for roads.

“I do 800 constituency cases with my team every year and we are really focused on the needs my constituents have.”