Pro-European residents in Oswestry were given a talk on how Britain can avoid leaving the European Union next year by a Labour peer.

Lord Andrew Adonis, who is touring the country talking to pro-European groups, was at St Oswald's Church Parish Centre on Saturday as a guest of the European Movement North Shropshire Branch (EMNSB).

Lord Adonis was delighted to be there and believes the upcoming election will have a huge impact on Brexit.

"It's great to be in Oswestry campaigning to stop Brexit and for a second referendum," he said.

"Meetings and days like this are important because if Boris Johnson doesn't get a majority, then we're having a second referendum.

"Labour have committed to a second referendum and the Lib Dems want to reverse Brexit, but we will be definitely having a second referendum if Johnson doesn't get a majority.

"It was great to see so many people here on a day when the weather changed so quickly. I am given hope because the Brexit deadline keeps being put back.

"We still have a chance of stopping Brexit – I'm positive that we can still stop it.

"We've heard from Boris Johnson himself in Northern Ireland the other day that they have a great deal because they can still trade and move in the EU.

"People in England want that too and it's great to talk about it in Oswestry."

Lord Adonis spoke to an audience of more than 50 people at the sold-out event, with numbers not dampened by the sudden snow.

Linda Bradbury, from the EMNSB, was delighted to welcome their high-profile guest and feels Brexit can be stopped.

She added: "There's a lot of hope for people to remain in the EU.

"We send out results every month from our 'Brexitometer', which we have in the town and we urge young people to get out and vote.

"We're going to keep doing this because we believe that staying in the EU is best.

"It was great to see so many people despite the weather changing so quickly."