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People's Vote
""People's Vote logo.png
Type Campaign group
Purpose Calling for a public vote on the final "Brexit deal between the UK and the European Union
Location
  • Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, England, SW1P 4QP
Leader
"Chuka Umunna
Website www.peoples-vote.uk

People's Vote is a UK campaign group calling for a public vote on the final "Brexit deal between the UK and the European Union. The group was launched in April 2018 by a number of "MPs, as well as the actor "Sir Patrick Stewart.[1][2]

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History[edit]

In July 2017 an "all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on EU relations was established.[3][4] Co-chairs are "Chuka Umunna MP ("Labour) and "Anna Soubry MP ("Conservative), the remaining members of the group comprise: "Jo Swinson MP ("Liberal Democrats), "Jonathan Edwards ("Plaid Cymru), "Stephen Gethins MP ("Scottish National Party), "Baroness Altmann (Conservative), "Lord Adonis (Labour), "Lord Kerr of Kinlochard ("Crossbench), "Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted (Liberal Democrat) and "Lord Wigley (Plaid Cymru).[3][5]

On 1 February 2018 "The Guardian reported that a grassroots coordinating group (GCG) representing more than 500,000 members, opposed to a hard Brexit, had formed with Umunna as its leader.[6] Later that month it was reported that "George Soros's "Open Society Foundations had donated £182,000 to "European Movement UK and £35,000 to Scientists for EU, two of the grassroot groups.[7][8]

In March 2018 "HuffPost reported that several "pro-EU groups had moved into an office together in London’s "Millbank Tower so that they could better co-ordinate their campaign to keep strong links between Britain and the European Union. This was also reported to be in order to work alongside the APPG on EU Relations. Umunna commented, “In our democracy, it is vital that the people get their say on Brexit, rather than their elected representatives in Parliament being reduced to some rubber stamp for whatever plan "Boris Johnson, "Jacob Rees-Mogg and "Michael Gove have been putting together behind closed doors".[9]

People's Vote was launched at an event in London on 15 April 2018, at "The Electric Ballroom in Camden.[10] The event comprised "Andy Parsons with MPs Chuka Umunna, Anna Soubry, "Layla Moran (Liberal Democrats) and Caroline Lucas speaking as well as actor "Sir Patrick Stewart. Lord Adonis also attended the event.[1][11][12]

Organisation[edit]

The campaign is a collaboration between several groups. They use a campaign office based in "Millbank central London, apart from Wales for Europe which is based in Wales.[13][14] The European Movement UK and Britain for Europe also have roughly 150 local campaign groups.[15]

List of collaborating groups[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff writer (15 April 2018). "Brexit: 'People's Vote' campaign group launched". "BBC News. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  2. ^ Moore, Suzanne (16 April 2018). "Never mind the People's Vote – our democracy will still be broken". "The Guardian. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "About". eurelations.uk. EU relations. Retrieved 13 June 2018. 
  4. ^ "Register Of All-Party Parliamentary Groups: EU relations". publications.parliament.uk. UK Parliament. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2018. 
  5. ^ Lynskey, Dorian (28 April 2018). "'It's not a done deal': inside the battle to stop Brexit". "The Guardian. Retrieved 13 June 2018. 
  6. ^ Mason, Rowena (1 February 2018). "Groups opposed to hard Brexit join forces under Chuka Umunna". "The Guardian. Retrieved 8 June 2018. 
  7. ^ "George Soros donates £400,000 to anti-Brexit campaign". "Financial Times. 8 February 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018. (Subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ Elgot, Jessica (11 February 2018). "George Soros raises donation to anti-Brexit Best for Britain group". "The Guardian. Retrieved 7 June 2018. 
  9. ^ Forrester, Kate (12 March 2018). "Six pro-EU groups move to new shared office For Brexit fightback". "HuffPost. Retrieved 17 April 2018. 
  10. ^ Quinn, Ben (16 April 2018). "Brexit: MPs from four parties jointly launch push for people's vote campaign". "The Guardian. Retrieved 3 May 2018. 
  11. ^ "Marr, Andrew (host); "Stewart, Patrick (guest) (15 April 2018). "Sir Patrick Stewart on Brexit deal vote campaign - BBC News". "The Andrew Marr Show. "BBC One. Retrieved 17 April 2018. 
  12. ^ "Stewart, Patrick (15 April 2018). "I want a 'people's vote' referendum on Brexit because we were lied to during the last campaign". "The Independent. Retrieved 17 April 2018. 
  13. ^ Porritt, Richard (15 April 2018). "Campaign launched to push for People's Vote". "The New European. Retrieved 17 April 2018. 
  14. ^ Staff writer (15 April 2018). "Launch of the new national People's Vote campaign". open-britain.co.uk. "Open Britain. Retrieved 17 April 2018. 
  15. ^ Fletcher, Martin (30 May 2018). "Inside the headquarters of Britain's anti-Brexit brigade". "New Statesman. Retrieved 21 June 2018. 

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