Over 18,000 Glaswegians have signed a petition demanding the UK Government revokes Article 50 and allows the country to remain in the EU.

The petition attracted so many signatures on Thursday that the parliamentary petition website crashed several times.

Across the UK, more than two million people have put their names down.

The petition, which was uploaded on Wednesday, states: “The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is ‘the will of the people’. We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU. A People’s Vote may not happen - so vote now.”

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Nicola Sturgeon was among the parliamentarians to share the petition.

The First Minister said: "An issue as big and important as Brexit should not come down to petitions - that said, if you are frustrated that the PM is just not listening, you can sign here."

A petition map looking at where the signatures were picked up from has shown which Glasgow constituencies are most passionate about the campaign.

The most signatures have been submitted in Glasgow North - represented by Patrick Grady MP - where 3,949 have signed.

Second, is Glasgow Central represented by Alison Thewliss where 3,808 signatures have been collected.

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There is also strong feeling in Glasgow South where 3,432 people have signed.

A total of 2,645 of Carol Monaghan's constituents in Glasgow South West have signed.

In the South West, 1,388 of Chris Stephen's constituents signed the petition and in the North East 1,477 have joined.

The lowest number of signatures was picked up in Glasgow East where 1,126 people have signed.