Pro-EU Voting Strategy for the 2019 EU Elections

Published 5 May 2019 16:41Updated 21 May 2019 15:03

WE URGE YOU TO VOTE IN THE FOLLOWING WAY ON 23RD MAY

Our sole objective is to achieve the best possible result in the 2019 EU Elections that will send an undeniable message to Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn; that the will of the people has changed and that we demand a People's Vote with the option of remaining in the EU.

To accomplish this, we need to firstly coalesce around the single, most established and well-resourced party in each region that is most likely to win the highest number of MEP seats. When this is shown to have been achieved in the latest polls, we can address the benefits of showing some level of support to a second Pro-EU party in some regions.

Without a unified and systematic approach, votes will be too broadly split between all Pro-EU parties and this would, quite literally, hand victory to Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party MEPs.

We implore you to put pragmatism before party loyalty.

It is now clear that a vote for Labour is a vote for Brexit. It is also clear that Change UK are not yet established enough and a vote for them would be counterproductive. We therefore plead with all Change UK supporters to instead follow this voting strategy.

SCOTLAND

We urge you to vote for the 'SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY'

UPDATE: Some votes for the Liberal Democrats would now be beneficial

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2014 Results (6 MEP Seats): 
Labour 2 (Pro-SoftBrexit)
Scottish National Party 2 (Pro-EU)
Conservative 1 (Pro-HardBrexit)
UKIP 1 (Pro-NoDealBrexit)

NORTH EAST ENGLAND

Hartlepool, Stockton on Tees, County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, Redcar & Cleveland, Middlesbrough

We urge you to vote for the 'LIBERAL DEMOCRATS'

If you wanted to vote differently, please click here

2014 Results (3 MEP Seats):
Labour 2 (Pro-SoftBrexit)
UKIP 1 (Pro-NoDealBrexit)

NORTH WEST ENGLAND

Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cheshire

We urge you to vote for the 'LIBERAL DEMOCRATS'

If you wanted to vote differently, please click here

2014 Results (8 MEP Seats):
UKIP 3 (Pro-NoDealBrexit)
Labour 3 (Pro-SoftBrexit)
Conservative 2 (Pro-HardBrexit)

YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER

North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire

We urge you to vote for the 'LIBERAL DEMOCRATS'

UPDATE: Some votes for the Green Party would now be beneficial

If you wanted to vote differently, please click here

2014 Results (6 MEP Seats):
UKIP 3 (Pro-NoDealBrexit)
Labour 2 (Pro-SoftBrexit)
Conservative 1 (Pro-HardBrexit)

EAST MIDLANDS

Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire

We urge you to vote for the 'LIBERAL DEMOCRATS'

If you wanted to vote differently, please click here

2014 Results (5 MEP Seats):
UKIP 2 (Pro-NoDealBrexit)
Conservatives 2 (Pro-HardBrexit)
Labour 1 (Pro-SoftBrexit)

WEST MIDLANDS

Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire

We urge you to vote for the 'LIBERAL DEMOCRATS'

UPDATE: Some votes for the Green Party would now be beneficial

If you wanted to vote differently, please click here

2014 Results (7 MEP Seats):
UKIP 3 (Pro-NoDealBrexit)
Labour 2 (Pro-SoftBrexit)
Conservative 2 (Pro-HardBrexit) 

WALES

We urge you to vote for 'PLAID CYMRU'

UPDATE: Some votes for the Liberal Democrats would now be beneficial

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2014 Results (4 MEP Seats): 
Conservative 1 (Pro-HardBrexit)
Labour 1 (Pro-SoftBrexit)
Plaid Cymru 1 (Pro-EU)
UKIP 1 (Pro-NoDealBrexit)

SOUTH WEST ENGLAND & GIBRALTAR

Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Gibraltar

We urge you to vote for the 'LIBERAL DEMOCRATS'

UPDATE: Some votes for the Green Party would now be beneficial

If you wanted to vote differently, please click here

2014 Results (6 MEP Seats):
UKIP 2 (Pro-NoDealBrexit)
Conservative 2 (Pro-HardBrexit)
Labour 1 (Pro-SoftBrexit)
Green 1 (Pro-EU)

SOUTH EAST ENGLAND

Isle of Wight, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire

We urge you to vote for the 'LIBERAL DEMOCRATS'

UPDATE: Some votes for the Green Party would now be beneficial

If you wanted to vote differently, please click here

2014 Results (10 MEP Seats):
UKIP 4 (Pro-NoDealBrexit)
Conservative 3 (Pro-HardBrexit)
Labour 1 (Pro-SoftBrexit)
Liberal Democrat 1 (Pro-EU)
Green 1 (Pro-EU)

LONDON

We urge you to vote for the 'LIBERAL DEMOCRATS'

If you wanted to vote differently, please click here

2014 Results (8 MEP Seats):
Labour 4 (Pro-SoftBrexit)
Conservative 2 (Pro-HardBrexit)
UKIP 1 (Pro-NoDealBrexit)
Green 1 (Pro-EU)

EAST OF ENGLAND

Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

We urge you to vote for the 'LIBERAL DEMOCRATS'

If you wanted to vote differently, please click here

2014 Results (7 MEP Seats):
UKIP 3 (Pro-NoDealBrexit)
Conservative 3 (Pro-HardBrexit)
Labour 1 (Pro-SoftBrexit)

NORTHERN IRELAND

Northern Ireland has a different voting system (single transferable vote).

We urge you to give your preferences as follows:

1st: Naomi Long (ALLIANCE)

2nd: Colum Eastwood (SDLP)

3rd: Clare Bailey (GREEN PARTY)


2014 Results (3 MEP Seats): 
Sinn Féin 1 (Pro-EU)
DUP 1 (Pro-SoftBrexit)
UUP 1 (Pro-SoftBrexit)

Would you have preferred to vote differently in your region?

This voting strategy gives preference to the parties that are well-established, well-resourced and have an unequivocal 'Remain' agenda. If you would have preferred to vote differently in your region, we implore you to put pragmatism before party loyalty.

Some might feel that we should be trying to hold on to every Pro-Remain MEP seat won in the 2014 EU Elections. We recognize that some of those MEPs have done outstanding work. However, those elections had no theme - Brexit didn't exist and the masses had no real motivation to cast their votes. Therefore, the results of the 2014 elections are somewhat irrelevant today. Our focus needs to be on shaking up the status quo and putting our Pro-Remain MEPs at the top of the list, not merely scoring seats at the bottom.

Change UK:

Our reason for not including Change UK in the voting strategy is that they are simply not well-established. Our research has shown that people are still wary of this new party. Also, their refusal to form a Remain alliance with other Pro-EU parties for these elections has made them a disrupting factor, splitting the Remainer vote.

The Labour Pary:

Our view is that Remainers should not put their ‘X’ by Labour. Jeremy Corbyn will not commit to including a remain option in the event of a Confirmatory Vote and he and Theresa May have clearly stated that they intend to work together to a get a Brexit deal passed in parliament. Labour is unquestionably a Soft-Brexit party and any Remainer votes for them would hinder our cause.

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