Tactical Voting

Tactical Voting

Tactical Voting ……

Carry on reading and find out how to elect pro-Remain MPs to maintain our close ties with Europe in this most historic of elections

YOUR Vote can make a REAL Difference!

Tactical Voting also known as Strategic Voting, occurs in elections with more than two candidates, when a voter supports another candidate more strongly than his or her sincere preference, in order to prevent an undesirable outcome. In other words when it is necessary to go against lifelong beliefs and allegiances and vote for a candidate who supports your views on a particular subject, in this case Remain.  However, in some instances it could be necessary to vote for a candidate when they are pro-Remain and pro-EU, whereas the candidate of your preferred party could be pro-Brexit.

Tactical voting will help to secure as many pro-remain MPs in Parliament as possible in order to stop Theresa May in her tracks and halt her progress towards a hard Brexit. With tactical voting, it is pointless to vote for your preferred candidate whose principles you believe in if they came 3rd or 4th in the 2015 election with a small number of votes and do not have any chance of winning the seat in your constituency.

You should use tactical voting to make a difference. As Gina Miller said in her launch speech for
Best for Britain

“People are worried about the future direction of this country, they believe in Parliamentary democracy and they believe, as do we, that only tactical voting in this election can ensure that Parliament plays their full part in the future of this country. Throughout the course of this General Election campaign we will be focusing on educating and empowering people to make a tactical vote and choosing MPs who will do the Best for Britain.”

To join Gina Miller’s Best for Britain, you can sign up at bestforbritain.org click on “join the campaign” scroll down and fill in a couple of details, it only takes a minute to do. Once you have done so you will receive a daily email giving interesting facts and up-to-date information together with links to other sites and newspaper articles.
Here is another helpful site regarding Tactical Voting: tactical2017.com. When you click on the link you put in your postcode or town, where you are eligible vote, and it tells you which party you should vote for if you wish to vote tactically. We will be updating this page on a regular basis as and when we have more information on tactical voting for you so please keep checking regularly to find out what is new.

Please also tell any students you, your family or your friends know about this link: http://ge2017.com/students

The link will allow them, in 30 seconds, to determine where their vote will be most powerful, either at home or at Uni. They simply enter their home & Uni postcodes & click on “compare” to see which is their best voting option.  For example, if their university constituency is a safe seat for one party but their home constituency is a contested seat between two, their vote at home will have a bigger impact for tactical voting purposes.  They can use the link to register to vote and to vote tactically to avoid a hard Brexit. Their votes matter!

Candidate List by Vote for Europe
These are suggestions for Tactical Voting which have been developed in consultation with other groups.

Explanatory information to accompany the list can be found HERE

If you have any queries or comments please send them to enquiries@bremaininspain.com.
RIFT Project – lobbying for a pledge to support citizens’ rights

RIFT Project – lobbying for a pledge to support citizens’ rights

This is a month-long project, running from 9 May to 7 June 2017, in which we ask as many people as possible (from RIFT and from other groups) to write to the main parliamentary candidates in their constituency, asking each candidate to pledge their support for a full guarantee of UK/EU citizens’ rights as outlined in the EU draft negotiating guidelines.

Anyone can participate, whether you still have a vote or not; to make sure we get major reach across constituencies we’re also suggesting that each person asks 5 friends or family members to take part as well. On this page and associated pages we provide all the resources and guidelines you’ll need, whichever category you fall into.

Why do this?

For three reasons.

  1. To educate and raise awareness amongst parliamentary candidates of the issues surrounding UK/EU citizens’ rights, in particular of what needs to be guaranteed and why. Many will be unaware of the complexity around this subject and in particular of the indivisibility of the rights we currently hold.
  2. To harness support and collect pledges for a guarantee of those rights to match that proposed by the EU, along with a commitment to ring-fencing those rights.
  3. The contacts we have with local candidates will contribute information which can be used to inform decisions about tactical voting.

For find out more, and get all the information you need to participate, please see the
RIFT Project Page

San Juan Bremain Event

San Juan Bremain Event

On Friday 23rd June, all along the costas, the locals will be celebrating the eve of San Juan, the longest day of the year.

This year, we intend to use this wonderful occasion to mark the anniversary of that fateful date when all our lives were thrown into chaos and uncertainty.

Our plan is to get as many people together, on their local beaches as possible, with placards which can be ceremoniously burned on the bonfires showing just how we feel about Brexit.

 

All you have to do is get as many of your friends, acquaintances, neighbours & fellow Bremainers together as possible and make your own placards or signs. More importantly, take loads of photos, which we will use on our website & in press releases across UK and Spain.

Not only is it a great opportunity to tell everyone what we think about Brexit, but also to show us Brits in Spain integrating with the Spanish in this very traditional Spanish activity – a far cry from the more usual bowls club or British pub photos that the press are so fond of using.

Please join us and help make the San Juan Bremain event a night to remember!

Bremain march in Unity and Peace

Bremain march in Unity and Peace

As the march gets fully underway, can we take a moment together with those there, in remembering all affected by the events that sadly occurred at Westminster on Wednesday. One minute’s silence was held at the start of the march.

Sue Wilson of Bremain in Spain says: “We are deeply saddened by the attacks on Wednesday and our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives or were injured. We must not allow ourselves to be intimidated by acts of terrorism. This is a great opportunity to stand together for the values we believe in, collectively.”

Sue will be addressing the crowds attending the march about the rights of British citizens in Europe: she is the only speaker to cover this topic. She will be speaking alongside Tim Farron, Nick Clegg, David Lammy, Green co-leader Jonathan Bartley and Jolyon Maugham. The speeches will take place in Parliament Square from 1-3pm. Thanks also to the police for allowing the march to go ahead at this stressful time.