Justin Madders MP is not keen on the suggestion Nigel Farage should be the UK's ambassador to the United States.

In fact, the Ellesmere Port and Neston representative has said he would rather see the stand-in UKIP leader focus on diplomatic relations with the moon.

It comes after president-elect Donald Trump claimed Mr Farage would do a 'great job' in the role.

The Labour MP tweeted this joking response.

Mr Farage and Mr Trump appear to foster a close relationship after working together during the presidential election campaign.

They were pictured together in a gold-plated lift after the billionaire's shock victory.

Trump then took to Twitter to praise Mr Farage, who was reportedly 'flattered' by the comments.

Republican president-elect Donald Trump

But Downing Street quickly poured cold water on the suggestion by saying there was 'no vacancy' for a new ambassador.

A spokesman for No 10 said: "You have an ambassador who only took up his post earlier this year.

"He is doing a great job. We have chosen our ambassador and there is no vacancy."

Former Chester resident and North West independent MEP Steven Woolfe also waded into the debate.

He said: "I think Donald Trump has obviously got his own views on how he has a relationship with Britain. He obviously gets on very well with Nigel.

"Whether Nigel would make a good ambassador would be really up to the two governments being able to decide whether he could actually carry out government policy. I don't know – seems we are in a changing world."