PEOPLE from villages in Upper Wharfedale joined thousands of other Yorkshire folk in London on Saturday to demand a final say on Brexit. They marched from Hyde Park to Parliament Square with flags and banners to call for any framework to leave the EU to be put back to the people for approval.

The march was organised by the People’s Vote Campaign and included around a million people.

On the 17 coaches chartered by Yorkshire for Europe, were included dozens from villages such as Buckden, Grassington and Kettlewell representing Upper Wharfedale for Europe.

Stella Perrott from Buckden said it was a peaceful and good natured march, with people of all ages and backgrounds.

She said it took her more than three hours to walk to Westminster, and by the time she reached Parliament Square, it was blocked with protestors.

People from Upper Wharfedale had gone to London to express their opposition to Brexit, she said.

"All of us are angry and concerned for the future," she said." Brexit is the biggest and most important political decision of our time. It is essential that we get it right. We do not trust the current government to deliver what is best for this country, best for Yorkshire or best for the villages of the Dales. Any final plan to leave Europe must be put back to all of us to have our say.”

Upper Wharfedale for Europe believes that the EU protects the rights of British citizens and workers effectively, that it is a powerful trading block ensuring high standards of food production and the safety of products, and that it promotes scientific research bringing about some of the greatest medical and scientific advances in the world.

The group believes leaving the EU could disrupt health care, risk food shortages and rising costs, increase poverty and inequality, lead to greater racist and sectarian violence, and threaten peace and security.

Yorkshire protesters gathered for the start of the march with blue and white Yorkshire flags. Many gathered to watch a performance by the Yorkshire Remain Voice Choir and Brass Band next to the Duke of York Column, two-thirds of the way along the route.