More than 2,000 in Saffron Walden constituency sign 'stop Brexit' petition

PUBLISHED: 10:37 22 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:04 22 March 2019

A petition calling for The UK to remain in the European Union has amassed well over 2.5million signatures. Picture: UK PARLIAMENT

A petition calling for The UK to remain in the European Union has amassed well over 2.5million signatures. Picture: UK PARLIAMENT

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More than 2,000 Saffron Walden consituents have signed a petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in the European Union.

The petition, which calls for Brexit to be cancelled, has gained well over 2.5million signatures with the host website crashing at one point, due to the volume of visitors adding their names.

A ‘petition map’ on the website reveals the number and percentage of people in each constituency who have signed.

So far, 2,349 people in the Saffron Walden constituency have added their names, making up 2.19 per cent of 107,061 constituents.

Similarly, 2,271 constituents in Chelmsford have decided to act, making up 2.11 per cent of the local population.

In contrast, in the neighbouring South Cambrigshire 5,056 constituents have signed the petition, meaning at 4.46 per cent of the local population support the UK remaining in the European Union.

In total the petition has amassed 2,833,656 signatures.

As the petition has reached more than 100,000 signatures the issue will be considered for debate in parliament.

According to the BBC, Downing Street said the prime minister “has said many times she will not countenance revoking Article 50”.

The PM’s spokesman added: “The PM has long been clear that failing to deliver on the referendum result would be a failure of democracy and a failure she wouldn’t countenance.”

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