AN INTERACTIVE map has emerged of the UK that shows where a viral petition to ban the sale of fireworks to the general public is most popular.

The petition calling for a ban on the sale of fireworks to the general public has gathered significant momentum online and passed 300,000 signatures as of Bonfire Night (November 5).

The appeal reads: “Every year more and more people, animals and wildlife get hurt by fireworks. It is time something was fine to stop this. There are enough organised firework groups around for us to still enjoy fireworks safely so please help me stop the needless sale of them to the public!”

For Flintshire, the two wards count for a total of 1,231 signatures in the petition calling for.

Alyn and Deeside residents make up 650 signatures and a further 581 signatures came from Delyn.

Residents from the Clwyd West and South constituency count for a combined 1,124 signatures. In the Wrexham ward, a total of 393 people made their voice heard.

Feelings were made clear in Chester with the City of Chester ward accounting for 522 signatures and those living in Ellesmere Port and Neston were amongst one of the areas that had the highest number of signatures across the country with 978 people agreeing with the ban.

Having surpassed the 100,000-signature threshold, Parliament will consider this topic for debate.

A response to the campaign was issued on Bonfire Night by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

A spokesman said: “The Government takes the matter of fireworks safety seriously. This includes protecting consumers and the public. Laws are in place to control firework availability and use.

To find out how many people in other areas of the UK signed the petition, follow this link.

* Figures are correct as of 1.30pm on Wednesday, November 6. The map data is continually being updated as more people sign the petition.