Huddersfield would rather ban Donald Trump from the UK than close British borders.

That's according to support for petitions signed on the Parliament website — more people signed the form to ban the business mogul than the petition to close the UK borders.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests gathered during a campaign event at the International Air Response facility in Mesa, Arizona
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests gathered during a campaign event at the International Air Response facility in Mesa, Arizona

Trump, who hopes to be the Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 US election, recently voiced the opinion that all Muslims should be banned from entering the United States until more is understood about the threat of terrorism from the so called Islamic State (Isis).

The petition on petitions.parliament.uk
The petition on petitions.parliament.uk

However more people in Huddersfield supported banning the billionaire than closing our borders.

The Home Office can, in some circumstances, ban someone from entering the country if their views are perceived to provoke violent reactions or racial hatred.

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Should Donald Trump be banned from the UK?

In total 4,362 people from constituencies in and around Huddersfield have signed the petition to ban Trump from the UK compared to 3,471 people signing the petition to close the UK's borders.

Data from Paliaments website has revealed which petition had the most support in constituencies across Kirklees and Calderdale:

Which petition won in your constituency?

Constituency

Ban Trump

Close Borders

Winning Petition

Batley and Spen

942

875

Ban Trump

Colne Valley

867

597

Ban Trump

Dewsbury

877

697

Ban Trump

Huddersfield

871

484

Ban Trump

Calder Valley

805

818

Close Borders

However, in the Calder Valley constituency, support for closing the UK borders was marginally higher than support for the petition to ban Donald Trump.

Across the UK as a whole 537,508 people had signed the petition to block Donald Trump from entering the UK at a rate of 8.3 signatures per 1,000 people in the country.

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Should UK borders be closed to immigrants?



The petition to close the UK's borders until Isis has been defeated has attracted 440,713 signatures so far at a rate of 6.8 per 1,000 people.

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A third petition on accepting more asylum seekers into the country has gained 433,639 signatures, at a rate of 6.7 per 1,000 people.