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Maidenhead and Windsor residents sign petition calling for second EU referendum

Grace Witherden

Grace Witherden

Maidenhead and Windsor residents sign petition calling for second EU referendum

A petition calling for a second European Union referendum has received more than 16,000 signatures using Windsor and Maidenhead postcodes.

The petition asks for the Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60 per cent based on a turnout of less than 75 per cent there should be another referendum.

According to the petition website, which lists signatures by constituencies, there are 8,909 signatures from Maidenhead and 7,884 from Windsor at the time of writing.

The petition has now received at total of 3,616,570 signatures; however 77,000 fake signatures were removed yesterday after the Government investigated fraudulent claims.

On Friday, the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, with leave receiving 51.9 per cent and remain receiving 48.1 based on a turnout of 72.2 per cent.

In Windsor and Maidenhead, a total of 81,865 votes were cast and 44,086 were for remain compared to 37,706 who backed a Brexit.

It has attracted widespread press and public attention and will be considered for debate in Parliament after attracting more than 100,000 signatures. However, there is no legal obligation to act on it.

Government petitions ask people to confirm their details, including name, email address, and postcode.

Visit https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215  to view the petition.


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