HUNDREDS of people across East Lancashire have signed a petition to cancel Brexit.

The online petition is calling for the Government to revoke Article 50 as Theresa May appeals to EU leaders for a delay to Brexit.

At the time of writing, it had been signed by more than one million people across the UK.

There was increased activity in signatures following the Prime Minister’s appeal to the public on Wednesday night. 

In her Downing Street statement, she blamed MPs for failing to implement the result of the 2016 EU referendum and told frustrated voters: “I am on your side.”

In East Lancashire, more than 4,000 people have pledged their support to putting an end to Britain leaving the EU.

A total of 1,186 people have signed the petition in the Ribble Valley. This is the highest tally in East Lancashire despite the local MP, Nigel Evans, being a Brexiteer advocate.

Blackburn has the lowest tally with just 451 constituents signing the petition. In Rossendale and Darwen nearly 1,000 people have signed the petition while Pendle was the next highest with 579 signatures.

More than 500 people have signed the petition in Hyndburn while 491 signed it in Burnley.

Revoke Article 50 began trending on Twitter following Mrs May’s speech and continued to be a global trend into Thursday morning.

Users were quick to share the petition, with celebrities and MPs tweeting their support for Parliament to revoke the Treaty of Lisbon clause which deals with leaving the EU.

Famous figures including actors Hugh Grant and Jennifer Saunders, TV presenter and author Caitlin Moran, physicist Brian Cox and former Labour press chief Alastair Campbell all urged their followers on social media to sign the petition.