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Our Supporters to head to London to demand a Peoples Vote
March 16, 2019
Contact: Lincolnshire European Movement

Our Supporters to head to London to demand a Peoples Vote

Members and supporters of Lincolnshire European Movement are planning to travel to London on Saturday March 23 to join The Put it to the People, when protesters will be calling for a people's vote on the final Brexit deal. 

We have had unprecedented demand for coach travel from Lincoln to the extent that one coach is fully booked and we are now selling seats for a second coach which will include a pick up at Grantham North services on the A1.

Tickets cost £24 return and can be purchased via our Eventbrite page

More than 160 coaches have already been booked by local campaign groups, to get people to the march from across the UK. A train has also been chartered, which will bring more than 500 people to London from the West Country.

National organisers of the march say they have been taken aback by the numbers of people signing up for the demonstration from leave-voting areas. As well as Lincoln & Grantham, coaches are travelling from places including Chesterfield, Doncaster, Swindon, Peterborough, Stoke and Sunderland, which all voted to leave the EU by heavy margins in 2016. 

John Bland, Chair of Lincolnshire European Movement said:-

"Our first coach filled up rapidly and tickets for the second one are going well. With many others travelling to London by train, I think that there will be a strong contingent from Lincolnshire taking part in this march.

With coaches from as far apart as Inverness, Bangor and Truro, this could be the biggest show of protest that the country has ever seen.

 I think that people are beginning to see that the route to a People’s Vote is opening up. There is growing support in Parliament for giving the public a say on whatever Brexit deal emerges.

It may be that this is best achieved through the Kyle-Wilson proposal that MPs could support a deal on the condition it is put to the people. The timing of any such amendment will be crucial, but there is clear and growing support for this on all sides of the House of Commons. 

The EU – and even the Prime Minister – have said a People’s Vote is as an option. It would be necessary to obtain an extension of the Article 50 timetable but it is clear there wouldn’t be a problem securing this from the EU for a referendum."