BMW says it is unsure of its plans for the Swindon plant in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The sister plant in Oxford, which the Swindon factory produces parts for, is currently scheduled to shut down on October 31 for two days to allow for Brexit.

Uncertainty surrounding the country's departure from the EU, including whether there still will be a Brexit on October 31, has meant the Swindon plant cannot properly prepare.

A spokeswoman for the factory on Bridge End Road said: “The Swindon plant is a supplier to BMW Group vehicle plants worldwide as well as the Oxford plant.

“We cannot plan our schedule until we know all of our customers’ requirements and we are awaiting further details.”

The factory currently produces vehicle parts for a variety of sites with 50 per cent of what it creates going to the facility in Oxford.

She explained because it supplies other factories Swindon is a slightly different case to the current situation across the county border.

But meetings are being held to work out the best course of action.

BMW has previously warned that leaving with no deal may force it to stop making the Mini in Oxford, risking more than 4,500 jobs.

Justin Tomlinson, Conservative MP for North Swindon, said: “We remain absolutely committed to securing a deal, with negotiations ongoing with the EU.

“There will then be a further opportunity for MPs, of all parties, to back a deal after the EU summit on October 17, it is time to break the deadlock.

“We have welcomed BMW's significant investment in the Swindon plant and as ever we are committed to support business of all sizes to trade freely, grow and help us to continue to deliver record employment.”

Labour candidate for North Swindon, Kate Linnegar, acknowledged the worry for workers at the Swindon plant and blamed the current Brexit state for the situation.

“BMW warned that leaving with no deal may force a closure. Hopefully we can stop that scenario," she said.

“My heart goes out to workers and their families. This uncertainty causes a great deal of worry and there will be a knock-on effect at BMW Swindon if the Oxford plant shuts down.”