Great Yarmouth’s people are among the least supportive of a Donald Trump state visit ban
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Great Yarmouth's people are among the least supportive of the Donald Trump United Kingdom state visit ban.
On Wednesday afternoon just 1.16pc of the 96,686-strong constituency has signed a parliamentary petition which says Donald Trump should not be allowed to enter the UK because it would 'cause embarrassment to the Queen'.
In contrast, Norwich South is among the constituencies outside London which has seen the highest proportion of people who want to bar the US president from the Royal occasion.
In total 5.12pc of the 100,425-strong city constituency, which has a strong student population, have backed the online decree which will be debated in the Houses of Parliament later this month.
So far, the petition has gained a total of 1,797,466 signataries across the country. The US president accepted an invitation to visit Britain later this year, where he is due to be hosted by the Queen.
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The number of signatories has soared from only 60 on Saturday afternoon on the petition to cancel Donald Trump's state visit to the UK amid a growing backlash against his travel ban on refugees and people from several mainly-Muslim countries.
It reached the 100,000 needed to be considered for debate by MPs. Something which has now been approved.
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The US president accepted an invitation to visit Britain later this year, where he is due to be hosted by the Queen and would be treated to all the pomp and ceremony accorded to a state visit.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron and SNP foreign affairs spokesman Alex Salmond all called for the trip to be cancelled.