Over 10,000 Lincolnshire people people sign viral petition to remain in the EU

More than 10,800 people from Greater Lincolnshire have now signed a viral petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

The petition launched on Wednesday night has now gathered more than 2.7 million signatures from across the UK, and was so popular it kept on crashing the government petition site throughout Thursday.

The news comes as the EU agreed to the UK’s request to delay Brexit until May 22, but only if MPs vote through Theresa May’s deal.

If the PM’s deal is not passed by Commons, then Brexit will be delayed only until April 12, with a no-deal scenario imminent.

At the time of writing, 10,806 people from across Greater Lincolnshire signed the petition. Most of them were from Lincoln, Grantham, Stamford, Sleaford, North Hykeham and Gainsborough.

Strong leave voting areas in 2016 have gathered the least signatures, including Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Boston.

Here is the full breakdown of the petition votes in our region:

  • Lincoln 1,851
  • Grantham and Stamford 1,584
  • Sleaford & North Hykeham 1,564
  • Gainsborough 1,144
  • Louth and Horncastle 861
  • South Holland and The Deepings 811
  • Cleethorpes 698
  • Brigg and Goole 684
  • Scunthorpe 586
  • Great Grimsby 532
  • Boston and Skegness 491

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to march in London on Saturday requesting a people’s vote on the Brexit deal.

At least two coaches are set to come from Lincoln, organised by local campaigners.