The European Parliamentary election result in Ruislip and Northwood (and Hillingdon borough as a whole) is a huge victory for pro-Remain and pro-People’s Vote voters, say local anti-Brexit campaigners.
In total, 55.6 per cent of voters in the borough voted for fully or substantially pro-People’s Vote and pro-Remain parties – a 12 per cent increase from the 2016 referendum. The points difference is 50 per cent more than the national average, according to the Harrow and Hillingdon European Movement.
By contrast, the anti-People’s Vote parties – all of which are prepared to face a ‘No Deal’ Brexit – attracted 42.7 per cent of votes in the election between May 23 and 26.
The result suggests a huge swing in Ruislip and Northwood and elsewhere in the borough in favour of remaining in the European Union – and local campaigners are now planning to further expand their campaign to help stop Britain going over the Brexit precipice.
51.4 per cent of the newly elected MEPs across Britain are firmly pro-Remain and pro-People’s-Vote, as against just 47.1 per cent, who are firmly anti-People’s-Vote and pro-Brexit.
“As the appalling economic and dire political and international security implications of Brexit become increasingly clear, the people of Ruislip and Northwood have moved ever more decisively in a Remain direction,” said David Keys, Secretary of the Harrow and Hillingdon European Movement, the main non-party-political grassroots organisation campaigning in Hillingdon against Brexit and in favour of a People’s Vote.
During the European election campaign, Harrow and Hillingdon European Movement volunteers gave out thousands of pro-People’s-Vote leaflets across Ruislip and Northwood.
Mr Keys added: “Our local campaign against Brexit will now be further expanded – so anybody who would like to help with leafleting, street stalls, social media, artwork production or in any other way, please get in touch via our email – firstname.lastname@example.org”