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.
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!
Maybe you are worried about the NHS; your pension; the cost of your education; or the Conservative’s destructive Brexit policies. Whatever your motive, with a tactical vote on June 8th, you can help get a better balance in Parliament.
If you want the safety net of a more balanced Parliament, the best way to make a difference is by voting for the opposition party most likely to win. Even if it isn’t your usual choice. Find your area on the Vote Smart site to get started.