Nearly one in 10 Salford and Eccles constituents have signed a petition demanding the government revoke Article 50 and remain in the European Union.
9897 people in the constituency, representing 8.3% of the Salford and Eccles electorate joined almost six million others in rejecting Brexit.
However our interviews revealed that people in Salford are still deeply divided over the issue.
An anonymous man from Irlam, who voted to leave the EU in 2016, expressed his frustration at the government and the Brexit process: “They don’t seem to be listening to what people want. It seems to be what they want. That’s the way it comes across.
“I’m not a political analyst or anything like that, I’m just Joe Bloggs in the street, but they don’t seem to be listening to what Joe Bloggs wants anymore.”
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Over 53% of those voting in the Salford & Eccles constituency voted to leave the EU in 2016.
Meanwhile, two of Salford’s three MPs were among those voting to allow Parliament to retake control of the Brexit process on Monday night in Westminster.
Barbara Keely (Worsley and Eccles South) and Rebecca Long Bailey (Salford and Eccles) voted in favor of Parliament retaking control, while Graham Stringer (Blackley and Broughton) voted against the measure.
Monday night’s Parliament vote, at 329 to 302 in favour of a temporary takeover, has allowed Parliament to take control of the Brexit process from the Prime Minister, adding another blow to Theresa May’s authority over Britain’s departure from the European Union.
30 Tory MPs, including ministers Richard Harrington, Alistair Burt and Steve Brine, voted against the government.
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There will now be a series of indicative votes in Parliament, where MPs vote on a series of options designed to see what, if anything, commands a majority.
Niki Charalambous and Viktor Kefah Kayed contributed to this report.