MP Steve Baker has spoken out on the sudden planned closure of High Wycombe's driving test centre - and said a "constructive announcement" is expected soon after major talks.

The Wycombe representative said he was left "aghast" when the closure of the Wellington Road driving test centre was announced "without warning" by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

It is currently due to close in March 2021 because the DVSA says there has been a "low demand" for tests there and that it was no longer a "good" use of public money to keep it open.

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Mr Baker told the Bucks Free Press: "I am very clear that our town should have facilities for driving tests. So I was aghast when the closure of our test centre was announced without warning.

"I immediately approached ministers, tabled a question asking for an explanation and sought a meeting with the Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.

"I have now seen the Secretary of State and I believe we are close to a solution.

I regret I cannot say more now but I look forward to a constructive announcement before too long."

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A petition to save the centre from closure was set up by a driving instructor and supported by fellow instructors and the community.

It currently has more than 4,140 signatures.

Mr Baker added: "I would ask driving instructors and the public to be patient while the machinery of government turns. I will certainly be hurrying it along."