Labour targets Tesco over immigration claims

Labour MP Chris Bryant has clashed with Tesco Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Labour's Shadow immigration minister has clashed with supermarket giant Tesco over claims made by a senior MP about recruiting foreign workers.

Chris Bryant is set to highlight the activities of Tesco in a speech attacking "unscrupulous employers" who recruit cheap labour from Eastern Europe.

In a speech tomorrow, he will claim the supermarket moved its distribution centre to Kent where a "large percentage" of the staff are from the eastern bloc, the Sunday Telegraph reported.


Labour in foreign staff row

Labour's immigration spokesman has modified planned criticism of Tesco and Next over claims they preferred eastern European workers after a preview of his speech drew a furious response from the firms. Tesco said it "absolutely refutes" the claim.