With senior Conservatives like Richard Harrington and Philip Hammond now speaking out in favour of a public vote as a way to break the Brexit deadlock, Harpenden for Europe decided to send a very special gift to our MP this week in the hope that he may follow in their footsteps.
We invited local residents to write messages to Bim on our giant 'Put it to the People' banner in the town centre on Saturday morning. The response was unprecedented. In just 2 hours, nearly 200 people aged from 5 to 89 signed the banner and read the heartfelt messages that others had written.
On the same morning we also asked local residents to complete our Brexitometer poll and once again the response and results were extraordinary. 335 people took part and the most popular option by some distance was to Revoke Article 50 and stay in the EU. This gathered 65% of the vote, with a People’s Vote the second most popular choice at 22%. Leaving the EU with No Deal was the third most popular option with 9% of the vote. Theresa May’s deal, a softer Brexit and a General Election each struggled to get more than a handful of stickers.
Our action days have over the last year been a valuable way for Harpenden for Europe to gauge changes in the local mood about Brexit. This latest campaign shows that worries and fears over Brexit are stronger than ever, and that local residents now overwhelmingly support Revoking Article 50. This is supported by the fact that 16,000 local constituents signed the online petition to Revoke Article 50.
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