PRO-European groups will be out in force across the region today as part of what is expected to be the largest national action day of its kind, with hundreds of events taking place all across the country.

Activists and supporters from Open Britain, the European Movement and Britain for Europe will take to the streets in Newcastle, as they claim polls show growing support for the British people getting a vote on the final Brexit deal.

During the Brexit referendum, Newcastle voted by approximately 51 per cent to 49 per cent in favour of remaining in the EU.

As well as the flagship event in Newcastle, there will be around 10 events taking place across the region, including Sunderland, Durham and Alnwick.

The Pro-European National Action Day will lead into the launch tomorrow of a new "People’s Vote" campaign, calling for the British people to be given a vote on the Brexit deal.

James McGrory, Executive Director of Open Britain, said: “Our largest ever National Day of Action is all about bringing together the various pro-European groups so that we can speak with one, unified voice, because we know that together we are stronger.”

James MacCleary, Campaign Director of European Movement UK, said: “The pro-European movement is gaining in strength and momentum and that progress will be reflected this weekend with a huge demonstration of grassroots power in favour of a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal.”

Anne Weyman, Vice Chair of Britain for Europe, said: “We may come from different political parties, different traditions and different groups, but we are united by our desire for the people to have their say on the Brexit deal and we are determined to make sure their voice is heard loud and clear.”