Change UK announce Sheffield rally ahead of European elections

Change UK – The Independent Group has announced it will be holding a rally in Sheffield ahead of the European elections.

The centrist party was founded in February after seven members, including Penistone & Stocksbridge MP Angela Smith, left the Labour Party.

The group has also seen defectors from the Conservatives join its ranks, including MPs Anna Soubry and Heidi Allen, who leads the party.

So far, no precise date or location has been given for the event, which is one of eight “People’s Vote and Remain rallies” convened by the group.

“We have seen huge enthusiasm all over the country for what we are trying to do,” spokesperson Chuka Umunna said in a statement.

The group, which aims to give people a final say on European Union membership, has racked up hundreds of thousands of followers on social media since its launch.

It has not been shy of controversy, however, with two candidates stepping down last week over offensive tweets.