Wellingorough MP Peter Bone has hit out at the decision to close Wellingborough Prison.
He said: "Wellingborough Prison is on a brownfield site, has massive room for expansion; people want an expanded prison there; millions of pounds have been invested in the prison."
He called on Prisons Minister to look again before "making a disastrous mistake".
Prisons Minister Jeremy Wright pointed out that a meeting was already in the diary between himself and Mr Bone, but he would not be swayed with regards to the prison, which closed in December 2012.
More top news
A community in Luton is in shock after a local woman was killed in what's believed to have been a burglary that went wrong.
One of our train operators is stopping staff from clipping train tickets for fear they will hurt their wrists.
Mist and low cloud as well as drizzle will affect many parts of the East of England tonight, especially to the north. Brighter tomorrow.