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Second EU Referendum petition in Preston receives thousands of signatures

Posted on - 26th June, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston News
Vote Leave campaigners on the Flag Market in Preston during the campaign Pic: Tony Worrall

Vote Leave campaigners on the Flag Market in Preston during the campaign Pic: Tony Worrall

More than 2,100 people in Preston alone have signed an online petition calling for a second European Union referendum.

This comes after the city¬†voted in favour for ‘Leave’ with 53.27 per cent of the votes, compared to 46.5 per cent of voters choosing ‘Remain’ in the EU referendum on the 23rd June 2016, with results being announced on Thursday.

However, since the announcement that the United Kingdom¬†would leave the EU, many ‘Leave’ voters have expressed their regret, citing factors such as the economy and desire to represent young people.

One leave voter Mary, aged 63, said:¬†“I signed this petition because we just didn’t know what would happen if we left.

“Well, we didn’t think the markets would fall quite as low, or that some of the leave campaigning was lies [in reference to Nigel Farage’s NHS pledge]”.

Over 2100 people in Preston signed the government petition.

Over 2100 people in Preston signed the government petition.

Across the UK, the online petition now has more than 2 million signatures gained in 48 hours, passing the 10,000 threshold required for a response and the 100,000 mark required for a parliamentary debate.

Do you think we should hold a second EU referendum? Have you signed the petition? Let us know in the comments below.

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