Thousands sign EU referendum petiton

The online petition.
The online petition.

More than 4,000 people from Burnley and Pendle have signed the online petition calling for a second EU referendum.

The petition currently has more than 3.7 million signatures, with 2,042 coming from Burnley and 2,542 from Pendle , although it is now under investigation by parliamentary authorities.

The House of Commons petitions committee said it had removed 77,000 signatures and was investigating further with reports of fraudulent activity.

Burnley voted 66.6% in favour of leaving the EU with a turnout of 67.3%. Pendle voted 63.2% to leave with turnout of 70.3%.