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Seventy per cent of young people voted Remain—Lara Spirit is demanding they are heard

The co-founder of Our Future Our Choice left her degree to fight for a second referendum

By Peter Chappell  

“I cried,” concedes Lara Spirit. It was the day of the People’s March in central London, and she was running across St James’s Park. And then someone told her an estimated 700,000 people had turned out to support a second Brexit referendum. “I literally just burst out crying,” she tells me over lunch at Brunswick House, Vauxhall. Spirit is a co-founder of the Our Future, Our Choice (OFOC) youth movement for a People’s Vote, along with Will Dry and Femi Oluwole, and we meet just as the movement…

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