The ‘Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU’ petition is the most popular ever submitted to the Parliament website, with more than five-and-a-half million people having put their names to it at the time of going to press (Tuesday 11.30am).
So far, 3,999 people in the Louth & Horncastle parliamentary constituency had signed the petition – just over four per cent of the population.
The petition, which attracted over 2,500,000 names within a 24 hour period last week, reads: “The Government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is ‘the will of the people’.
“We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now for remaining in the EU.
“A People’s Vote may not happen – so vote now.”
The petition has had the highest rate of sign-ups on record, according to Parliament’s Petitions Committee.
By contrast, a pro-Brexit petition on the Parliament website which urges the Government to leave the EU without a deal received over 565,000 signatures - including almost 1,700 from Louth & Horncastle (1.7 per cent of the local population).
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