Immigration minister Robert Jenrick has been disqualified from driving for six months after travelling at almost 30mph over a temporary speed limit on the M1.

The MP for Newark, Nottinghamshire, was also fined a total of £1,639 at a court hearing on Tuesday.

Mr Jenrick admitted to travelling at 68mph in a temporary 40mph zone between junctions 18 and 17 on the southbound M1 in August last year, the Courts and Tribunals Service Centre said.

The case was dealt with through a Single Justice Procedure at Northampton Magistrates Court, which allows a magistrate to rule on criminal cases seen as minor in a closed court, meaning the public and press cannot attend.

They also allow defendants to plead guilty or not guilty in writing which meant that Mr Jenrick did not have to attend court in person.

Sky News has contacted Mr Jenrick for comment.

The government minister was travelling after an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions at Wakefield Cathedral when he was caught by a speed camera in his Land Rover at around 11.30pm on 5 August, the London Evening Standard reported.

The newspaper had previously said Mr Jenrick was fined £307 and handed three penalty points in March, for speeding on the A40 in west London in August 2021.