Thousands of people in south Essex have signed a petition calling for an extra bank holiday if England win the Euro 2020 championship.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under mounting pressure to give workers a day off if the Three Lions beat Italy at Wembley on Sunday night – even if it is not necessarily the following day.

As of 10am on Friday (July 9), more than 5,000 people living in south Essex had put their name on the petition, despite it only launching on Thursday.

Here is a breakdown of how many residents in each Parliamentary constituency in the region have signed the document.

  • Rochford and Southend East – 775
  • Southend West - 635
  • Castle Point - 860
  • Rayleigh and Wickford - 924
  • South Basildon and East Thurrock – 1,031
  • Thurrock - 987

They were among 34,370 from across the East of England – which has the fourth-most signatures of England's nine regions.

More than 300,000 fans across the UK had backed the move by Friday morning.

A poll posted on the Echo’s Twitter page shows 67 per cent of readers would back plans for a national holiday if England win Sunday’s final against Italy.

Lee Jones, the petition's creator, said the final's 8pm kick-off is a difficult time for families to plan to be together, but knowing they had an additional day off the next day in the event of an England victory would allow them that opportunity.

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He added: “Furthermore, a historic win should be celebrated.

"It would be expected for the winning team to parade the trophy, and a bank holiday would be a perfect time to do this.

"Also, English people would naturally want to continue to enjoy the win, giving the retail and leisure industry a much-needed opportunity to make up lost revenues.”

Downing Street has said it will set out any celebrations such as a victory parade for the England team “in due course”, but has not confirmed whether plans for a potential bank holiday are in motion behind the scenes.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “I don’t want to pre-empt the outcome of Sunday’s match. Clearly we want England to go all the way and win the final, and then we will set out our plans in due course.”

Mr Johnson has already said pubs in England can stay open until 11.15pm this Sunday to allow for customers to watch the end of the game, in the event of it going to extra-time or penalties.