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Shropshire supporters join people’s vote march

By Mat Growcott | North Shropshire | Politics | Published:

People from Shropshire were among one million marching for a another vote on Brexit.

A group from Shropshire joined the march

Hundreds of thousands of people carrying EU flags and placards marched through central London calling for another referendum.

Speakers at the rally included Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, London Mayor Sadiq Khan, former Tory turned independent MP Anna Soubry and former attorney general Dominic Grieve.

More than 50 people joined a coach trip from Clun, Knighton and Ludlow organised by Patrick Cosgrove.

He said: "The coach was crammed with 53 people armed with placards, EU flags and a deep and growing sense of betrayal by their politicians.

"We added to the one million plus people from all corners of the UK who descended on London for the third massive demonstration since the 2016 referendum.

"I hope our MPs will heed the words of Michael Hesseltine. In addressing the demonstration, he said that Winston Churchill, Harold Macmillan and Margaret Thatcher would be appalled at the national humiliation of our current government’s attempts to extricate ourselves from the EU, and he hopes that MPs will now rise above party loyalties in order to permit the people a final say."

Members from Liberal Democrat branches across the West Midlands and Shropshire attended, including from Shrewsbury, North Shropshire, Wolverhampton, Bridgnorth, Walsall and Sandwell.

Shrewsbury Lib Dems said on their Facebook page: “Shrewsbury Liberal Democrats were at the the march in London making the case for a People’s Vote and demanding better than Brexit. Hundreds of people from Shropshire travelled down by train or by coach.”

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Members from The Labour Party in The Wrekin and Wolverhampton’s Green Party also turned out for the march.

The stunt was organised by a group calling itself the Left Bloc, which is supported by Labour MPs, trade unions and grassroots campaigners.

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It came after an online petition demanding the Government stops the Brexit process had topped five million signatures.

Meanwhile, Wrekin MP Mark Pritchard said a coup against Theresa May would hurt the country. He said that any further delays to Brexit could mean the Conservatives lose power.

His comments come amid rumours that cabinet ministers are plotting a coup against Mrs May. Instead, it is claimed they would instate a caretaker leader until a leadership was contested later this year. Mr Pritchard said it was wishful thinking in the extreme.

Mat Growcott

By Mat Growcott
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