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The Best for Britain campaign group has also launched a tactical voting app to help anti-Brexit voters. The group predicts that the Tories would win a majority of 44 unless at least a third of Remain voters cast their ballots tactically …. reports Asian Lite News

 by . Anti-Brexit campaigners launch www.tactical.vote website to stem the Tories under Boris Johnson to gain majority in the forthcoming general elections on December 12.

The website uses data from previous elections to choose the best candidates. Once voters enter their postcodes, they are advised who to vote for in their seat. They can also search the constituency list to reach a decision on voting to keep Britain in the EU.

The Best for Britain campaign group has also launched a tactical voting app to help anti-Brexit voters. The group predicts that the Tories would win a majority of 44 unless at least a third of Remain voters cast their ballots tactically. Best for Britain was founded by Miller and it has received significant funding from financier George Soros. They are unveiling a new website remainunited.org to stem the Tories.

There were some criticism about the tactical vote site on the projection of some constituencies. They were accused of favouring pro-remain party Liberal Democrats under Jo Swinson.

But Naomi Smith, chief executive of Best for Britain, rejected the allegations. Best for Britain’s assessment was done on a seat-by-seat analysis with a poll of 46,000 British people in September and October. Without any tactical voting, the Tories would win a majority of 44, taking 364 seats to Labour’s 189, it said.

Best for Britain’s analysis shows that Prime Minister Boris Johnson would fail to get a majority if one in three pro-remain voters in England and Wales switched their vote. In this scenario, the Conservatives would win 309 seats, Labour 233, the Liberal Democrats 34, Plaid Cymru four and the Greens one. When the Scottish National party, Democratic Unionist party and the Commons Speaker are factored in, this would give pro-remain parties a slim majority.

If 40% of pro-remain voters chose to vote tactically, it would put the Tories on 277 seats, Labour on 254 and the Lib Dems on 44, securing a large remain majority. In both scenarios the SNP would win 52 seats.

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