As an estimated one million people took to the streets of London protesting against Brexit, the Warrington 4 Brexit Group mounted a “hugely successful protest” in the centre of Stockton Heath.
The cross-party group of ordinary people, who are campaigning for the democratic vote in the 2016 referendum to be upheld, were buzzing after the show of support by car and bus drivers tooting their horns and the members of the public who queued to sign their petition calling on local MPs to respect the referendum result to leave the EU.
Some visitors from out of town made a special trip to show support, having seen Warrington 4 Brexit Group activity on Twitter and Facebook.
A spokesperson for the group said: “We’re delighted at the response from the people of Stockton Heath today. Many people came over at the rally to express their support and tell us how angry they are that Parliament voted to extend Article 50. They feel that their vote and that of their fellow 17.4 million leave voters is being betrayed.”
Members of Warrington 4 Brexit will join supporters from their sister group, Wigan Borough 4 Brexit to travel down to Westminster this Friday, March 29, for the climax of the Leave Means Leave March outside the Houses of Parliament. Their spokesperson said: “It’s vital that the voice of the Leave-voting Northern constituencies is heard in Westminster and democracy prevails.”
Warrington4Brexit will return to Stockton Heath for another rally next Saturday, 30th March from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm and they invite people wishing to sign their petition to visit their stand in the centre. Alternatively, Warrington residents may sign online at: https://www.change.org/p/warrington-s-2-mps-labour-members-of-warringtonborough-council-honour-labour-s-manifesto-pledge-to-respect-the-referendum-result
Supporters who wish to join Warrington4Brexit are invited to visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Warrington4Brexit and/or come to their meetings at Woolston Social Club (formerly Woolston British Legion), 50 Manchester Road, WA1 4AD, every Thursday evening from 7.15 pm to 9.15 pm.