A petition to Parliament demanding Donald Trump’s planned state visit to the UK be scrapped has hit one million signatures today.

The document states that the US President should be refused the opportunity to make an official State Visit “because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen”.

It comes after Mr. Trump issued an executive order last Friday refusing US entry to immigrants and refugees from seven named countries such as Syria and Libya, a move which sparked widespread global controversy.

At present the highest number of signatures in the UK have come from constituencies such as Bristol West (6,643), Hackney North & Stoke Newington (6,331) and Hornsey & Wood Green (6,324).

Meanwhile the constituencies with the lowest number of signatures are Mid Ulster (292), Na h-Eileanan an Iar (304) and West Tyrone (322).

Any petition which reaps over 100,000 signatures will be considered by Parliament but before that, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is due to discuss Mr. Trump’s travel ban in the House of Commons this afternoon.