Campaigners will hold a day of action in support of a second EU referendum tomorrow ahead of next week’s Parliamentary vote on Theresa May's deal.

Organised by the Watford Liberal Democrats, the day will involve campaigning for a ‘People’s Vote’ - a second referendum concerning the final Brexit deal - and for the party.

The event is one of dozens held nationally as ‘Brexit day’ on March 29 approaches and crucial votes are set to take place in the House of Commons next week.

It was organised by Cllr Ian Stotesbury, who is also the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for the next election.

He said: “Watford Borough did vote narrowly to Leave in 2016 but the to campaign for scrutiny in the form of a People's Vote is about empowering people and holding Government to account.

“From our local street stalls, door knocking and polls run by companies we know that Watford is in favour of a People's Vote and, given the events of the last two years, we expect to be firmly behind remain now.”

Watford narrowly voted to leave the EU in 2016, with 23,419 people voting to leave, while 23,167 opting to remain on a turnout of 71.68 per cent.

Cllr Stotesbury said: “Our local MP has not done enough to hold Government to account over the haplessness of Brexit, but I was encouraged to see him threaten ministerial resignation over no-deal Brexit. This is good to see, but he could go further.”

Watford MP Richard Harrington threatened to resign if there was a ‘no-deal’ Brexit when appearing on BBC Newsnight this week.

Stressing that local issues were also important, he added: “Tomorrow we hope to reach as many residents as possible, find new ways to support and help local residents, and get our message both local and national across.”

“We're campaigning tomorrow to pick up local issues as well as campaign on Brexit. Brexit is the single largest issue facing our country but we won't let that get in the way of continuing to be local champions for Watford."