More than five million people have signed a petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled – but how many of them are from Doncaster?
The number of people who have signed calling for Article 50 to be revoked and for Britain to stay in the EU has been broken down by parliamentary constituency – with nearly 9,000 people across Doncaster calling for Brexit to be axed.
According to the livefrombrexit.com website, the town’s biggest number of signatures on the petition – which now stands at 5.4 million – comes from the Doncaster Central constituency where 3,472 had signed by noon today.
That’s 4.8% of the electorate, or 3.2 of the population – placing it 570th in a ‘league table’ of the biggest signers of the petition out of 650 UK constituencies.
Don Valley was next – with 3,041 signatures, followed by Doncaster North with 2,423 people adding their names.
In total, 8,936 people from Doncaster have signed the Article 50 petition. However, all three Doncaster constituencies are towards the bottom of the table, reflecting the 69% of people in the town who voted to leave at the 2016 referendum.
Here’s the breakdown of Doncaster constituency figures (position denotes placing out of 650 constituencies for highest number of signatures)
573 Doncaster Central 3,472
599 Don Valley 3,041
630 Doncaster North 2,423
Here’s the breakdown of other South Yorkshire constituencies
51 Sheffield Central 14,610 signatures
60 Sheffield Hallam 14,118
313 Sheffield Heeley 6,876
451 Penistone and Stocksbridge 4,930
534 Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough 4,044
570 Rother Valley 3,508
596 Sheffield South East 3,061
616 Barnsley Central 2,802
622 Wentworth and Dearne 2,543
638 Barnsley East 2,208
639 Rotherham 2,153