Devizes for EU went to extraordinary lengths on Saturday to deliver a petition letter to Claire Perry MP. 13 miles in fact. The letter urged her to vote for a party supporting a People’s Vote in the forthcoming European Parliament elections.
Led by hiking enthusiast and petitioner Simon Knighton of Aldbourne, members of Devizes for EU walked from Marlborough to Devizes via the Ridgeway and the Kennet & Avon Canal to promote a pro-EU vote at the European Parliament elections on 23rd May.
With over 300 signatures (in 10 short days), the letter explains why Devizes constituents will be voting in the European elections for a party that unequivocally supports a People’s Vote. It also makes the point that, just as the people were asked in 2016 to decide on the principle of departure from the EU, so should they be allowed to vote on the actual terms by which the UK leaves the EU.
The walk was designed to be enjoyable as well as having a democratic purpose. The photos showed that both objectives were accomplished! The route and joining points can be seen here. See souvenir photos below.
The Wansdyke above Alton Barnes 12:40