Mike Ottewell, Chair of Staffs4Europe - 18/10/2018

Campaigners from across Staffordshire to take part in People’s Vote March for the Future.


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Campaigners from across Staffordshire to take part in People’s Vote March for the Future

People will be boarding coaches early on Saturday morning to travel from Stoke on Trent, Leek, Stafford and Lichfield to London, to join thousands of others from all over the UK in what promises to be the biggest Brexit protest yet.

Huge numbers of people from across the UK are expected to join The People’s Vote March for the Future. Some of the coaches being used to get demonstrators to the capital have been sponsored by local celebrities and businessmen.

The march in London on Saturday begins at midday in Park Lane, finishing in Parliament Square. It promises to be a kaleidoscope of colour and sound – home-made placards vying for space with banners, people with loudspeakers leading chants against Brexit and good-natured singing.

Young and old will be walking side by side, through the centre of London, including families pushing buggies, grandparents, teenagers, students, office workers, celebrities and members of parliament.

But the march is to be led by thousands of young people – students, apprentices and everyone starting out in life – whose voices have too often been ignored.

Young people from across the nations and regions of the UK will also be amongst the speakers. Others addressing the crowd include: Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan; Business leader Deborah Meaden; and TV host and cook, Delia Smith.

More than 100,000 people took part in the last People’s Vote march in June and organisers say Saturday’s demonstration promises to be bigger and better.

Commenting on the event, Chair of Staffs 4 Europe (North), Mike Ottewell said:

"For me and several others travelling down to London, this is a new experience. Our group was formed in June. None of us realised how much time it would take to push back and fight to keep the UK at the heart of Europe and for the future of our children.

We will continue to press the case for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal through High Street canvassing and public meetings. Another big day for us will be a public meeting to be held in Stafford on 5 November and we are pleased to announce that Lord Adonis has agreed to be our guest speaker."

Notes to Editors
For bids and media enquiries about the local campaigners joining the march, please contact Elizabeth Baker
M: 07762 752266
e-mail: elizabeth@staffs4europe.eu
See also www.staffs4europe.eu
Coaches will be picking up at Hanley bus station (from Southport) and Leek, travelling down through, Stone, Stafford, Rugely and Lichfield.
More information about the People’s Vote March for the Future can be read here: https://www.peoples-vote.uk/march

 

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