: BBC: EU referendum petition signed by more than 2.5m

12:14 Jun. 26, 2016

BBC: EU referendum petition signed by more than 2.5m

A remain supporter stops to talk to people as he walks around with his European flag across the street from the Houses of Parliament in London, June 24, 2016 (AP Photo)

More than 2.5 million people have signed a petition calling for a second EU referendum, after the vote to leave.

It has more signatures than any other on the parliamentary website and as it has passed 100,000, Parliament will consider it for a debate.

The UK voted to leave the EU by 52% to 48% in Thursday's (June 23) referendum but the majority of voters in London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed Remain.

David Cameron has previously said there will be no second referendum.

Read also Ukraine to face consequences after UK votes for Brexit

On Friday, June 24, he said he would stand down as prime minister by October following the leave result.

A House of Commons spokeswoman said the petition was created on 24 May. There were 22 signatures on it at the time the referendum result was announced. Full story 

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