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South west London MPs will support people’s vote at March for the Future

South west London MPs will join the 100,000 people marching in favour of a people’s vote on Brexit on Saturday.

Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable, Streatham MP Chuka Umunna, and Mitcham and Morden MP Siobhain McDonagh are among those expected to attend.

The March for the Future, organised by campaign group People’s Vote and the Independent newspaper, will leave Park Lane at midday and march to Parliament Square.

Ms McDonagh said: “In Mitcham and Morden, the importance of a people’s vote could not be clearer.

“The plans to reopen the Wilson Hospital have stopped with the funders pulling out due to economic uncertainty.

“Who knows just how many communities across the country are also losing out on promised health centres and GP surgeries — they didn’t advertise that on the Brexit bus!”

A number of councils have also signalled their support for a second referendum, commonly referred to as a people’s vote.

Lambeth Council resolved to officially support a people’s vote last week, noting that 79% of Lambeth residents voted to remain in the 2016 referendum, second only to Gibraltar.

Merton and Richmond councils both voted in favour of adopting a people’s vote in September.

North Richmond councillor Richard Pyne said: “More and more people are worried about what Brexit will mean for them, their families and the local community.”

“The People’s Vote campaign will allow residents to make an informed choice about our membership of the EU.”

Feature image shows Siobhain McDonagh

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