Exeter residents will ‘stand together’ in a colourful celebration of the European community this afternoon, in the aftermath of the EU Referendum result.
He commented: “We all feel that continued public engagement following the result is also a part of the democratic approach. We wanted to create a public space to begin that dialogue. This event will be an opportunity to come together, make your feelings heard, begin to build consensus, and hopefully, turn the emotion of the referendum result into positive action.”
Previously known as #ExeterStays, but since changed to encompass Brexit supporters, ‘Stand Together: Exeter‘ is scheduled to take place in Bedford Square, Princesshay at 5.00pm this afternoon until 9.00pm.
Thursday’s referendum result saw 55 per cent of the Exeter electorate (35,270) vote to stay in the EU, with 45 per cent (28,533) voting out.
Labour MP for Exeter Ben Bradshaw did not confirm his attendance, however, but reassured the Exeter population regarding his stance on Brexit.
He told Exeposé: “I was very proud of Exeter for voting so emphatically to stay in Europe. As MP I will do all I can to minimise the damage of the result to our city and wider country.”
Meanwhile, University Vice Chancellor Sir Steve Smith has also moved to assuage Brexit fears, pledging to meet with staff and students for a series of Q&A sessions on campus this Wednesday.