WREXHAM for Europe joined groups across Wales and the rest of the UK on Saturday to participate in a national action day in support of a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.

Volunteers from the Wrexham area canvassed more than 100 shoppers in Wrexham and found little support for renegotiating Theresa May’s deal, for a no-deal Brexit or for having a general election.

Wrexham for Europe set up a street stall from 11am to 2pm at the junction of Hope and Queen Street in Wrexham town centre.

The group canvassed the opinions of over 100 shoppers using a Brexitometer and asked them if they were an MP, which solution to Brexit would you support? Leave the EU with no trade deals, renegotiate Theresa May’s deal, call a general election, hold a second People’s Vote, or revoke Article 50 and stay in the EU?

Responses to the Brexitometer showed that the vast majority of people don’t want to renegotiate Theresa May’s deal, with 14 per cent voting to take that option, with only 15 per cent in support of a no-deal Brexit.

The most unpopular option was Labour’s preferred choice of a general election, with only 9 per cent saying that this was the best action to take.

In addition, the most popular choice amongst Wrexham shoppers was to revoke Article 50 altogether, opting to stay in the EU, garnering 46 per cent of the vote, while 16 per cent said they would be in favour of holding a second referendum to decide whether Britain should leave on March, 29.

Chairperson for Wrexham for Europe, Neal Cole, said: “many people we spoke to are sick to death of Brexit and would like the government to end it quickly so that we can get on with resolving issues such as improving our NHS and ending the uncertainty for jobs at Airbus in Broughton.

“Our Brexitometer result contradicts government claims that MPs should get behind Theresa May’s deal because it’s the only option on the table. A clear majority of shoppers in Wrexham believe that revoking Article 50 or having a People’s Vote would be better options for MPs to consider.

“Even some Leave supporters admitted to our volunteers that they felt they had been misinformed about how easy and pain free it would be to leave the EU. As one Leave supporter told us no one mentioned a Backstop or a £40 billion divorce bill during the referendum.

“There was also concern about ending freedom of movement in the UK. It was pointed out to us that this could prevent UK nationals working at Airbus in Broughton the opportunity to work in Airbus factories in other EU countries. It was also creating great uncertainty for EU citizens living and working in the UK.

“As the facts have changed the public’s support for Brexit appears to be declining and people are not getting behind Brexit as the government claim. If anything support for ending Brexit and staying in the EU is rising.”