March 21, 2019 11.51 am This story is over 33 months old

Over 6,100 Lincolnshire people sign viral petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU

Viral petition crashing government website

More than 6,100 people from across Greater Lincolnshire have now signed a viral petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

The petition posted on Wednesday night was getting 1,500 signatures a minute, causing the website to crash on Thursday morning. The website is still under heavy demand.

At the time of writing, the petition had 778,562 signatures, more than 7 times the amount needed to secure a debate in Parliament.

As of 11.30am on March 21, over 6,100 people from our region signed the petition.

Most were from Lincoln, at over 1,000 signatures, followed by Grantham at 922 and Sleaford and North Hykeham at 894.

Grimsby and Boston, places with high percentages of leave votes in 2016, are at the bottom of the list.

Here is the full breakdown:

  • Lincoln 1,032
  • Grantham and Stamford 922
  • Sleaford & North Hykeham 894
  • Gainsborough 654
  • Louth and Horncastle 471
  • South Holland and The Deepings 457
  • Brigg and Goole 384
  • Cleethorpes 373
  • Scunthorpe 361
  • Great Grimsby 298
  • Boston and Skegness 270

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.

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