Support for People’s Vote in Hitchin, according to colourful ‘Brexitometer’

PUBLISHED: 17:00 01 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:01 01 October 2018

A woman has her say on the Brexitometer in Hitchin's Market Place. Picture: DANNY LOO

A woman has her say on the Brexitometer in Hitchin's Market Place. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Visitors to Hitchin town centre used colourful stickers to give their opinions on a ‘Brexitometer’ at the weekend.

George Osborn, Paul Clark and others with the People's Vote stand in Hitchin's Market Place. Picture: DANNY LOOGeorge Osborn, Paul Clark and others with the People's Vote stand in Hitchin's Market Place. Picture: DANNY LOO

People’s Vote campaigners supporting a final say on the Brexit deal ran the stall in Market Place on Saturday.

Organiser George Osborn, who chairs Hitchin Liberal Democrats, said 233 people came up to express their opinions over the four hours the stand was there – with 78 per cent saying they supported a vote on the terms of Britain’s EU exit, while 18.5 per cent said no and the rest were unsure.

George told the Comet: “In many cases, Leave voters told us they felt they had been misled by the Leave campaign and that the government’s shambolic handling of the negotiations had only made a bad situation worse.”

George said similar Brexitometers in Harpenden, Wheathampstead and Redbourn had shown similar results. He called on Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami to back a People’s Vote “to show he is on the side of his constituents”.

A woman puts a sticker on the Brexitometer in Hitchin's Market Place. Picture: DANNY LOOA woman puts a sticker on the Brexitometer in Hitchin's Market Place. Picture: DANNY LOO

Mr Afolami told this paper in response: “I don’t believe that we should have a People’s Vote now – we need a Brexit deal that the majority of the country can get behind.”

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