SWINDON may not be as keen on stopping Brexit as neighbouring areas.

The government petition, which had been signed by more than 2 million people by 11pm on Thursday, reveals Swindon voters are luke warm about the idea. 

As of today, 1,577 voters in North Swindon had signed it, and 1839 has signed in the slightly larger South Swindon constituency. Representing a 1.43 and 1.75 per cent share of the vote respectively. 

This roughly tallied with the Wiltshire, Devizes and Salisbury constituencies, but was a contrast with voters in the Cotswolds and especially Oxfordshire.

Neighbouring constituency of Wantage, part of South Oxfordshire and Vale of the White Horse, was signed by 3,766 voters, or 3.41 per cent of the vote.

While Oxford West had 5540 signing, equalling 5.11 percent of the vote share and 5830 signing in Oxford East, which is 4.83 percent.

As the petition has gained so many signatures the government must give an official response. It also means that as it has surpassed the 100000 mark it will also be considered for a debate in the House of Commons.

Parliament's petitions committee tweeted that the rate of signatures was "the highest the site has ever had to deal with", after the website crashed.

The petition was launched on Wednesday and had already reached the one million mark by Thursday lunchtime.