DUDLEY North MP Ian Austin has vowed to vote against a no-deal Brexit in tonight's crunch Commons vote, fearing crashing out will impact the economy of the Black Country.

The newly independent MP said he 'respects' the result of the referendum but will be voting for ruling out a no-deal departure tonight.

He explained: "I respect the result of the referendum and the manifesto I stood on at the election promised to uphold the result. I repeated that to people in Dudley and I keep the promises I make which is why I voted for the Brexit plan in Parliament.

"But I also want to avoid crashing out with no deal because I am very worried about the impact that would have on manufacturing businesses and the automotive or aerospace industries that are so important to the economy in the Black Country, so I will be voting against no deal tonight."

Austin pointed out the potential damage a no-deal exit could have on the car industry in the West Midlands.

He said: "Leaving with no-deal and having WTO tariffs would see price increases for the 40% of cars built in the UK which are sold in Europe, hitting demand and costing jobs."

MPs will vote tonight on whether to rule out a no-deal Brexit.

Austin previously supported Theresa May's Brexit deal, which was heavily defeated for the second time in the Commons last night.