Brighton and Hove represented at People’s Vote march in London
Various groups and organisations from Brighton and Hove travelled up to London on Saturday (20th October) to show their support at the People’s Vote march.
An estimated number of 700,000 people marched to Parliament Square in London on Saturday in the name of the People’s Vote, a second referendum on the final Brexit deal.
Some people journeyed to London from Brighton and Hove to join the masses in the march and show solidarity with other protesters.
Campaigners from the Hove and Portslade Labour Party were pictured on the sunny day with their MP, Peter Kyle, who Tweeted:
“How proud I was to be in Parliament Square under the Hove Labour banner today alongside so many committed campaigners for a better future – not a future with less trade and fewer right promised by this shamolic Brexit.”
The Green Party also arrived in full force led by Brighton Pavilion MP and the party’s co-leader, Caroline Lucas, who Tweeted:
“Today I spent 7 [hours] travelling & marching. Right now I’m pledging to spend that exact amount of time knocking on doors & speaking to People about
#peoplesvote If we all did this we’d speak to almost every household in Britain in just one day. So. Who marched today & is with me?”
Actress famous for The Truman Show and Solaris, Natascha McElhone, was one almost two dozen famous figures offering to fund free travel to the march, which provided a coach for Brighton residents to travel up to London.
Many People’s Vote marchers from Brighton faced the rail replacement buses causing milk delays to their journey to London Victoria.
Thousands of residents in Brighton and Hove signed the Green Party petition calling for the People’s Vote this October.
Pete West, the Green Party councillor who started the petition in the city, said: “The reaction to this petition on the doorsteps of Brighton and Hove has been phenomenal.
“People are exasperated and demand a say on the Brexit deal.
“With less than six months to go until ‘exit date’, residents have no sense of what the future holds.”
It is reported Theresa May has not been swayed to change her mind despite record numbers at the demonstration on Saturday.
In the June 2016 referendum, Brighton and Hove voted 68.6% to remain and 31.4% to leave the EU.