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32,000 people in the region sign 'Revoke Article 50' petition

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Almost 32,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Government to revoke Article 50 and stop Brexit.

The petition, which calls for support to remain in the EU, racked up 2,000 new signatures a minute at its peak - making it the biggest volume of sign-ups on record, Parliament's official Petitions Committee confirmed.

It rapidly surpassed the 100,000-signature threshold needed for the issue to be debated in Parliament. It reached 5 million over the weekend.

signatures from our region to revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU

It states: "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."

Westmorland & Lonsdale have the highest number of people signing - they were the only area in our region to vote remain in June 2016.

The number of signatures continues to rise :

  • Penrith & Borders 3,594
  • Copeland 3,886
  • Carlisle 3,922
  • Dumfries & Galloway 5,704
  • Westmorland & Lonsdale 8,845

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