Thousands sign EU referendum petiton

The online petition.
The online petition.

More than 4,000 people from across Ribble Valley have signed the online petition calling for a second EU referendum.

The petition currently has more than 3.7 million signatures, with 4,194 coming from the Ribble Valley, although it is now under investigation by parliamentary authorities.

The House of Commons petitions committee said it had removed 77,000 signatures and was investigating further with reports of fraudulent activity.

The Ribble Valley voted 56.4% in favour of leaving the EU with a turnout of 67.3%.