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Leeds solicitor's petition against Trump state visit passes one million mark

An online petition started by a man from Leeds calling for a ban on Donald Trump's State Visit to the United Kingdom has collected more than 900,000 signatures.

More than one million people sign petition against Trump state visit

Graham Guest, says he wants to 'make as much noise as possible' and that a state visit, and accompanying photo opportunities with the Queen, would legitimise Mr Trump's presidency.

The petition calls for Mr Trump's visit to be with the head of government only.

It will now be considered for debate by MPs.

Prime Minister Theresa May meeting US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC, Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

Prime Minister Theresa May is facing pressure to axe the state visit planned for Donald Trump following widespread outrage over his travel ban on people from certain countries.

The US president accepted an invitation to visit Britain later this year, where he is due to be hosted by the Queen.

Conservative former minister Alistair Burt said the "optics of a visit are currently very bad" and suggested American officials should find a way for it not to go ahead.

Labour MP for Barnsley central, Dan Jarvis said it was "very likely" there would be an urgent question in the House of Commons on Monday to discuss the travel ban.

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