ALMOST 10,000 people in Oxfordshire could be out of work in the wake of a no-deal Brexit, say campaigners.

An advertising campaign against a no-deal Brexit was launched in Wantage yesterday after figures revealed 9,650 people could be out of work in the county.

Online campaign group 38 Degrees said the statistics, from the UK Trade Policy Observatory, are an estimate of the size of the 'Brexit economic shock' equivalent to job losses.

In Oxfordshire the number is 9,650 people and across the country is 745,000.

The estimates, for each constituency in Oxfordshire, break down to 1,500 in Witney, 1,450 in Wantage, 1,350 in Oxford West and Abingdon, 1,850 in Oxford East, and 1,700 in Banbury.

38 Degrees campaigns director Ellie Gellard said: "A no-deal Brexit could see hundreds of thousands of people across the country lose their jobs, as barriers to trade hurt British industry. Whether we voted Leave or Remain, no one voted for this.

"With the Prime Minister failing to rule out a damaging no-deal and with so much at stake, it's vital that MPs who could help stop this hear from their constituents.

“That’s why voters in Oxfordshire, and across the country, are being invited to send a message to their MP: do everything in your power to stop a no-deal Brexit. We didn’t vote to ‘take back control’, for people in Oxfordshire to be put out of work.”

The group launched its campaign yesterday with a giant billboard being driven round Wantage, it will return this weekend.