WITH just six months to go until Britain is due to leave the European Union, Guardian readers say they still back Brexit.

In an online poll, 62 per cent of respondents rejected calls for a second referendum – insisting that the people have already spoken.

An overwhelming 85 per cent of voters also said they would not change their mind if a second referendum took place – including 47 per cent who said they would vote to leave again.

But despite readers insisting that leave means leave, 60 per cent of respondents said they were not happy with the way preparations were going for March 29, 2019.

Cllr Mike Baynham, Conservative member for Winsford Over and Verdin on Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “I think everybody just wants the Government to get on with it and get a good deal.

“We’re at a tricky stage of negotiations, the EU does not seem to want to play ball, but I am confident we will get a very good deal – I just think we have to hold our nerve.

“At the moment it is a bit ‘wait and see’ but I am confident we will get there.

“It is unsettling but we have to have confidence.”

While 51.9 per cent of British voters chose to leave the EU in the referendum, here in Cheshire the majority for leave was slimmer.

In Cheshire West, including Northwich and Winsford, 51.2 per cent voted to leave – while in Cheshire East, including Knutsford, Middlewich and Wilmslow, 50.7 per cent voted to leave.

However, in an online poll which had 1,320 votes from Thursday morning to Sunday night, 56 per cent of respondents said they would vote to leave the EU if another referendum was held today.

Meanwhile, just 15 per cent of respondents said they would change how they voted from June 23, 2016 – and nine per cent of those who did said they would switch from remaining in the EU to leaving.

Cllr Sam Naylor, Labour CWAC member for Winnington and Castle, said: “This issue of Brexit has split the country straight down the middle and it has created more division in society than anything I can remember.

“When that vote was taken in 2016 we were not really in a position to make an informed decision, but things have changed since.

“I’m 65 years old and for the first time in my life I am going to go and demonstrate.

“I am going to London on October 20 because I feel so strongly about this thing that is tearing our country apart.

“If there was referendum now I firmly believe that the vote would be remain because there are 1.5 million youngsters that were not entitled to vote then that can now, and who would overwhelmingly vote remain.”

Regeneration schemes and major infrastructure projects are taking place across Cheshire – from Barons Quay in Northwich and the expansion of Winsford Industrial Estate, to the planned Middlewich eastern bypass and growth of Handforth Dean.

“I think we have a great opportunity in Cheshire to really make the most of Brexit,” said Cllr Baynham.

“I am confident that we have the right people that can make the best of it.

“Businesses might feel a bit uncertain at the moment but I am confident that things will become clear very soon.”

But Cllr Naylor fears that leaving the EU will have a detrimental impact for ‘generations to come’.

“When people voted they did not vote to make themselves poorer and their jobs threatened,” he said.

“People say it is just ‘project fear’ but when you have businesses like Jaguar Land Rover raising concerns, it is just a leap into the unknown and it will affect every aspect of life.

“You are better off in the bigger club – you’ve got more protection.

“The bigger the club you are in the better off you are.”