LIBERAL Democrats members are marching in support of a final vote on the Brexit deal on the day of the party’s conference in Brighton.

Brighton and Hove Lib Dems will join other pro-EU groups, co-ordinated by Brighton And Hove For EU and the Green Party, for an event they are calling Carnival Of EUnity on Sunday, September 16.

The Lib Dems are the largest party in the UK to demand a final say on the Brexit deal.

A recent YouGov poll found that 45 per cent of people backed the Lib Dems’ position, with 34 per cent against and 22 per cent unsure.

Caroline Brown, a member of Brighton and Hove Liberal Democrats and chairwoman of the EU Campaign Committee, said: “What frightens me most about leaving the EU is the fact that the Conservatives will scrap the Human Rights Bill, and we would lose the European Court of Justice and European Court of Human Rights.

“The polls say that if we held a referendum tomorrow on whether or not we should leave the EU, people would vote to remain because we now have the facts, and not fantasy.

“There was an enormous crowd of people from Brighton and Hove who went to the March For A People’s Vote in London in June and what was really lovely is that [Hove Labour MP] Peter Kyle joined us.

“I think it will be a lovely occasion on September 16, the march in London was beautiful, it reminded me of a time when Britain was tolerant and open and at peace with one another. I am hoping that we can replicate that in miniature in Brighton.”

The Lib Dems are also demanding that 16 to 17-year-olds, EU citizens in the UK and British people living in the European Union should be eligible to take part.

Members of the Brighton and Hove Lib Dems will assemble by the Peace Statue on the seafront in Hove at 4.15 pm.

Wearing colourful clothes, they will march from there to the Brighton Centre, where the Liberal Democrat party conference is to be held, arriving at 4.45 pm to meet up with other marchers, who will start from Brighton Palace Pier, carrying large placards listing rights that Britain enjoys as a member of the European Union.

At 5.05 pm, public figures such as Catherine Bearder, Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East, Councillor Phélim MacCafferty, convenor of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Green Group, and Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat MP and shadow spokesperson for Exiting the EU, will address the demonstration.

The party conference runs from September 15 to 18.