Online petition calls for Hitchin and Harpenden MP Peter Lilley to stand down

Peter Lilley MP

Peter Lilley MP - Credit: Archant

An online petition has been launched calling for Hithcin and Harpenden MP Peter Lilley to stand down following the result of the EU referendum.

The petition is also directed at St Albans MP Anne Main.

The campaign on the 38 Degrees website says both politicians campaigned ‘tirelessly’ to leave the European Union, despite their constituents showing a ‘contradicting belief’ to remain in the bloc.

It adds: ‘Having lost the support of the local electorates on this key issue, they can no longer credibly hold this office’.

North Herts was the only electorate in the county to vote for Remain, but Mr Lilley campaigned for Brexit saying he wanted the UK to take back control of its laws, money and borders.

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Mr Lilley added that while he knew many of his constituents did not vote to leave the EU, ‘in my judgement the best future for the UK lies outside of the EU, though cooperating with our European neighbours’.

The petition is at

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