Save the date – October 19th 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. Update: This has now been changed to October 19th to avoid clashing with Great Ormond Street’s annual fundraiser.

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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  • 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!

  • I think the October 20th March was last year (2018) but its still all over the web. This year (2019) it’s October 12th.

    This is very confusing. The organisers really need to make this clear.

  • Andrina Palmer 2nd Sep '19 - 11:01am

    Just came across this and was confused with the date for the next People’s Vote march.

    This page dated 15 June 2019 states 12 October but the People’s Vote website states 19 October 2019.

    Please could you clarify and update this website too to avoid confusion 🙂

    Many thanks.

  • Jenny Carter 13th Sep '19 - 9:35pm

    If the date has changed from 12th to 19th Oct, you really need to clarify, and let everyone know. Try to remove the web posting that still says 12th Oct. IF you want everyone to participate on the same day, YOU MUST LET EVERYONE KNOW!

  • I am also confused: People’s Vote march was decided for the 12 October and then moved to the 19th (if I remember correctly, but I can’t be sure now since we have attended several other marches). What is confusing is that the LibDem (this page) still mention the 12th, however this article was published in June, so maybe it is not valid anymore. As others on this page have pointed out: it is confusing. People have to make time and organise themselves. We are all dedicating a lot of our time and it is quite disruptive sometimes, making sacrifices. I think we deserve at least some clarity. Are there really two marches at a week of distance or is it simply that the LibDem didn’t bother to update the information? I wouldn’t be surprised after all, since they also tend not to answer private emails. Some clarification would be MUCH appreciated. Thank you.

  • Caron Lindsay Caron Lindsay 28th Sep '19 - 3:48pm

    @everyone: Yes, date is now 19th October. It was changed to avoid clashing with the Great Ormond Street Fundraiser. The post and the URL are now updated to reflect this.

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