Leave campaigners say that 17 coaches have been booked from Yorkshire for the ‘Put it to the People’ march in London this Saturday.
Coaches will be traveling from Leeds, Sheffield, York, Wakefield, Hull, Huddersfield, Harrogate and Ripon for the march, which is expected to attract of thousands of supporters from across the country.
Among coach passengers from Yorkshire will be Penistone and Stocksbridge MP Angela Smith – who quit the Labour party last month to join the Independent group – and Lord Newby, from Ripon, Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords. Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield will also be joining the march.
The Huddersfield coach is being sponsored by the actor Sir Patrick Stewart, from Mirfield, West Yorkshire, who said recently he was “alarmed, concerned and scared” about the Government’s Brexit plans.
On Thursday two Sheffield campaigners, Jane Thomas and Joanne Chapman, will be setting off from the city on their bicycles on Thursday morning so they can arrive in London in time for the march.
North Yorkshire for Europe chair Richard Sadler said:
After 3 years of utter chaos in our country, people are saying enough is enough. Brexit threatens to devastate our economy, our security and our country’s standing in the world, bringing no benefit to the British people.
It’s no surprise that huge numbers of people in Yorkshire – just as in other parts of the United Kingdom – are now taking to the streets to demand the final say on the defining issue of our time.
The Vice-Chair and Founder of Leave Means Leave has said that this is no longer about leave or remain but the future of democracy.
Richard Tice Vice-Chair and Founder of Leave Means Leave said:Unlike the so-called “People’s vote” we see no need to pay people to have a day out in London.Instead we are taking our message directly to the people all across the country, and the fantastic response we have had shows that it is striking a chord with them.This is no longer about leave or remain but the future of British democracy
People’s Vote South West Yorkshire chair Louise Houghton said:
We’ve been overwhelmed by the local support for our campaign. People don’t appreciate being lied to, and everyone now realises the Brexit that was promised cannot be delivered.
Nationally they say that 180 coaches have been booked.
The Put it to the People march is being organised by the People’s Vote campaign – an alliance of groups opposing leaving the EU.