Save the date – October 12th for a massive People’s Vote march in London

The People’s Vote campaign have announced a Summer of campaigning which will take in many towns around the country, Labour and Conservative conferences and another big march in London on October 12th.

I travelled down from Scotland for the march last October. I was gutted that I couldn’t go when a million took to the streets in March.

The campaign set out their plans:

These protests will mobilise all those who feel their voice is being ignored by politicians hell-bent on imposing the hardest possible form of Brexit on the country without the public being given final say.

This will be the most intense and sustained programme of campaigning activity undertaken yet by a campaign that earlier this year organised a march that brought 1 million people on to the streets of London. Now a series of rallies and actions, including at the party conferences, will reach every corner of the country before a vast march and rally in London on October 12.

The “Let Us Be Heard” campaign is designed to generate relentless popular political pressure ahead of the crunch decision on Brexit that will decide our country’s future. At its heart is the recognition it is vital our voice is heard first in the towns and cities of Britain, including areas that voted Leave in 2016, before being taken back to Westminster in the autumn.

The protests will begin with a huge rally in Leeds on June 22 – three years almost to the day since the last referendum – before moving to 15 towns and cities including Sunderland, Luton, Newport and Glasgow. The campaign will then head to the Labour and Conservative Party conferences in Manchester and Brighton, before reaching a climax with our fourth People’s Vote march in London on October 12.

It is being organised by the People’s Vote in partnership with the Independent Final Say campaign. Key organisations behind it include the two youth groups that have contributed so much to our success – For Our Future’s Sake (FFS) and Our Future, Our Choice (OFOC) – as well as the European Movement, Open Britain, Wales for Europe, Scotland for a People’s Vote, People’s Vote North, Wales for Europe, Ethnic Minorities for a People’s Vote, LGBT+ for a People’s Vote and more than 100 grassroots groups from Aberdeen to Cornwall.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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5 Comments

  • Richard Underhill 15th Jun '19 - 4:45pm

    In my diary.

  • Mick Taylor 15th Jun '19 - 8:14pm

    Where is the Leeds event?

  • Barbara Sim 29th Jul '19 - 2:47pm

    I have been saving 20th October for a final massive anti Brexit march on Parliament. But there seems to be another final massive march on October 12th. I don’t think I can manage both dates. Which is the most important?

    Seems daft having two, why not just one really big one?

  • I saved the day. However, just my travel and accommodation the day was changed!

  • I saved the day. However, just after booking my travel and accommodation the day was changed!

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