A NO-DEAL Brexit could result in the loss of 1,100 jobs in Dunfermline and West Fife.

That's the stark warning from SNP MP Douglas Chapman after research by the UK Trade Policy Observatory suggested his constituency would be the hardest-hit in the Kingdom.

He said prices could also "rocket", affecting the poorest in society the most, if Prime Minister Boris Johnson leads us out of the European Union without a deal in place on October 31.

Mr Chapman said: "Leaving the EU without a deal in place is an act of economic self-harm that will have a devastating impact for millions of people in their day-to-day life and that is demonstrated by these figures.

“In my constituency, we rely heavily on trade with the EU and, when compared with other Fife constituencies, Dunfermline and West Fife will be hardest-hit.

"This trade, across manufacturing and service industries, needs to continue to run smoothly for the area to prosper and for people’s jobs to be secured."

The observatory study looked at the potential for "employment loss across parliamentary constituencies in Great Britain due to a 'No deal' Brexit".

It said that the 'employment loss among residents' for Dunfermline and West Fife could be as high as 1,100, with 1,050 in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, 950 in Glenrothes and 900 in North East Fife.

Mr Chapman added: “For this to come to a dead stop or for goods to be heavily tariffed as we move to the much-maligned WTO (World Trade Organisation) rules, it would have an astronomical effect on the area as jobs are lost and costs for everyday items rocket.

"In these circumstances, some of the poorest in our society would be hit hard by rising prices.

“The only way to protect jobs and industry in Dunfermline and West Fife is to remain a part of the European Union and have membership of the Single Market and Customs Union. That’s precisely what my constituents voted for in 2016.”