PRO-European campaigners were out in force in Andover as residents aired fears over Brexit.

North Hampshire for Europe (NH4EU) campaigners were in the town centre on Saturday speaking to passers-by.

According to the group residents remain deeply concerned about the impacts that a chaotic Brexit could have on their food and medicines supplies.

They also said that many do not trust either new PM Boris Johnson or local MP Kit Malthouse to get a deal or cope with the consequences of not getting one.

Group leader Len Gates said: “It’s worrying how many people think nothing will change if we crash out of the EU without a deal. The government’s own assessments — known as Operation Yellowhammer — show that it could cause shortages of fresh food, medicines and fuel. Everyone who’s been abroad this summer will have noticed how little the pound is now worth. It’s time to change course.”

Mr Gates added: “Our MPs could stop Brexit now by legislating to revoke Article 50 — that really would be taking back control. If Kit Malthouse isn’t willing to act in the best interests of the country then he should recognise that voters will hold him responsible for the consequences.”

As well as organising more local street stalls and meetings, NH4EU campaigners will be joining a regional effort reaching out to thousands of young people, most of whom were not old enough to vote in 2016, who will be visiting the Reading Festival over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Kit Malthouse MP and policing minister said: “We want to leave the EU having struck a good and sensible deal with our European friends and neighbours. However it is not just our choice - the EU could choose a ‘no deal’ and our job as a responsible government is to prepare as much as possible for it. I am hopeful it won’t come to that.”