More than 6 million people said they wanted to revoke Article 50 earlier this year

With almost all the votes now counted in the EU elections, the Brexit Party is the clear winner in terms of seats and votes. Over five million people voted for Nigel Farage’s new party.

People have been adding the vote shares of pro-Leave and pro-Remain parties as a crude way of seeing if opinion has changed on the Brexit question.

But now people are making another comparison.

Earlier this year, a petition to revoke Article 50 and stop Brexit got more than six million votes. 

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Votes for the Brexit Party
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Revoke Article 50 petition

While there have been questions about the validity of some of the signatories of the revoke Article 50 petition, on the face of it the figure is comparatively higher. 

It’s also worth noting that the national voter turnout in the EU elections is around 37%. However, if you add together the votes for UK pro-Remain parties the Liberal Democrats, the Greens and Change UK, you end up with almost six million votes.

The figure is higher is you add national pro-Remain parties, such as the SNP and Plaid Cymru. Northern Ireland results are not yet in.

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Votes for pro-Remain parties
Seats in the European Parliament