Slough's Conservatives have written to the Government suggesting the town be considered as one of the ten proposed new 'freeports' due to be established post-Brexit.

Lee Pettman, chairman of Slough Conservative Association, said: "We believe that Slough – with its connections to the wider world through Heathrow, it’s strategic location advantage at the meeting point of three of the busiest motorways in the country, it’s diverse globally-connected communities and strong commercial base – is well placed to be at the centre of government plans to super-charge our country’s global economy once we leave the European Union on October 31."

The Association has written to the new Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss MP and the newly appointed Freeports Advisory Panel she announced last week asking for Slough be considered.

Freeports are intended to be hubs for business and enterprise that could be free of some checks and paperwork while getting tax benefits.

The Slough Conservative Association believes it could reduce costs and bureaucracy, encouraging manufacturing businesses to set up and creating jobs for people in the town.