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Aberdeen man cycles from France to London to deliver Brexit petition

Paul Hearn
Paul Hearn

An Aberdeen man got on his bike and racked up hundreds of miles to deliver his 15,000-strong petition to reverse Brexit.

Paul Hearn cycled from his home in the Charentes region in south western France to the gates of Downing Street in London in a bid to keep Britain in the EU last week.

Oil worker Mr Hearn, whose son still lives in the Granite City, said he was “fed up shouting at the TV” and launched the petition out of exasperation three months ago.

He left on September 29, biking through France, then on to the channel ferry and disembarking at Portsmouth before heading to London on his week-long adventure.

The bicycle that he cycled on was bought under the Wood Group Engineering ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme from a bike shop in Stonehaven.

He said: “I would like a free vote of all MPs in the House of Commons to ensure that MPs themselves can be held to account in future – no matter whether the vote is to continue or cancel Brexit.”

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