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Romanians and Bulgarians 'could knock target off track'

Tory MP Mark Reckless accompanied Keith Vaz at Luton Airport, claiming he was concerned that large numbers of Romanians and Bulgarians may come to the UK.

I'm here this morning because my party - the Conservatives - we made a promise that we would cut immigration from hundreds of thousands to tens of thousands a year.

And my concern is that if we do see large numbers coming from Romania and Bulgaria then that could knock us off that target and the promise we made to the electorate.

– mark reckless, tory mp

Mark Reckless: 40 MPs back EU budget motion and 'many others' will vote for it

Mark Reckless MP

Mark Reckless MP has said around 40 MPs had backed the motion and there were "many others" who would vote for it.

Speaking in the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, he urged MPs to "reflect the interests of their constituents" in today's debate.

He said: "I think there are about 40 names on the order paper, all those Conservatives MPs have supported, signed my motion, and I know of many others who are going to vote for it and many, many more who would like to vote for it."