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Newark MP Robert Jenrick banned from driving for six months

Newark MP Robert Jenrick has been banned from driving for six months after he was caught speeding on the M1 motorway in Northamptonshire.

The BBC reports that Mr Jenrick admitted driving at 68mph (109km/h) in a temporary 40mph (64km/h) zone near Northampton last August.

He was ordered to pay a total of £1,639 at a closed hearing on Tuesday, the Courts and Tribunals Service Centre confirmed.

The Conservative MP for Newark and Immigration Minister had been appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions.

Mr Jenrick had left Wakefield Cathedral and was travelling southbound on the M1 when his Land Rover was caught by a speed camera at about around 23:30 BST, the Evening Standard reported.

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He previously admitted the offence, which took place in a temporarily reduced speed zone between junctions 18 and 17.

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