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Campaigners 'trying to secure motion on second Brexit vote at Labour conference'

EU and UK flags fly above the EU Commission offices in Westminster, London. David Cameron is making final efforts to bolster support for his proposed European Union reforms before a crunch summit. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 17 2016. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Campaigners calling for a second referendum on Brexit are attempting to secure a motion on the issue at the Labour Party conference, according to reports.

People's Vote are said to want MPs and activists to submit a motion calling for a referendum on the final deal the Government reaches with the EU before Britain leaves in March.

At present it is not Labour party policy to support a second referendum on the deal.

A leaked memo reportedly states the cross-party group is not trying to undermine Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the party over the issue.

However People's Vote are reported to believe they have the best shot at securing a new referendum by getting Labour, the main opposition party, to back one.

"This campaign is not about Jeremy Corbyn and we must not - will not - use it to damage or undermine the party's leadership or attack them personally," The Guardian reported the memo as saying.

Those opposing a second referendum say the result of the June 2016 poll must be respected and a new vote would undermine the democratic process.

Barry Gardiner, the shadow trade secretary, last week warned that holding a second vote could lead to civil disobedience.