More than 1,000 people have signed a petition calling on Glasgow City Council to keep the city's lap dancing clubs open.

It comes after a consultation was launched which could see Sexual Entertainment Venues (SEVs) banned completely.

Glaswegians are being asked how many of these venues there should be - if any at all.

The city currently has four lap dancing venues in operation; Diamond Dolls, Platinum Lace, Seventh Heaven and Forbidden.

The Scottish Government believe SEVs should be licensed and has advised every local authority to gather evidence to see if the public, workers and businesses agree.

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Around 700 dancers could lose their jobs if the clubs were to close, and the campaign wants to ensure this does not happen.

Former lap dancer Mandy Rose Jones set up a petition through her blog, The Empowered Woman Project.

Writing on the campaign, she says the SNP's Sandra White - who has been calling for the clubs to be scrapped - is out of touch with those who work there.

Mandy wrote: "I want to live in a Scotland which is progressive and recognises the right of a woman to have autonomy over her own body."

Appearing on STV's Scotland Tonight programme, the SNP MSP said the work done in the SEVs is 'sexual exploitation', and that it is 'high time the objectification of women was stopped'.

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In just 24 hours, the campaign has seen over 1,000 people sign the petition, and comment with their reasonings.

Using the hashtag '#AskThe700', people have taken to social media to express their opinions on the consultation and impending decision.

One supporter wrote: "The women and men in this profession are all old enough, strong enough, psychologically, emotionally and socially conscious enough to make informed decisions on their own lives."

Megara Furie, a GMB rep and former dancer has been very vocal about the campaign, and says it is 'not a discussion' that should be happening, and she and others will 'not stop fighting'.

Members of the public can submit views by emailing or in writing to: Mairi Millar, Head of Licensing and Democratic Services, City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DU

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A link to the Glasgow City Council consultation can be found HERE.