Gina Miller's latest crowdfunding campaign to prevent an "extreme" Brexit has raised over £120,000

 
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Miller launched the campaign the same day the snap election was announced (Source: Getty)

Gina Miller has started a new crowdfunding campaign to stop an "extreme Brexit", and it's raised over £120,000 so far.

Miller, who was among a group of claimants which won a legal battle against the government to give parliament a vote on the Article 50 trigger, launched her latest fundraiser on Gofundme on Tuesday, the same day Prime Minister Theresa May announced a surprise election.

Miller's latest endeavour is to set up a "tactical vote campaign", which will aim to support political candidates who back a "real final vote on Brexit, including rejecting any deal that leaves Britain worse off".

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According to the Gofundme page, the money will be used to support the efforts of a "group of campaigners and public-minded people who are crowdfunding to get people to use their vote tactically", although the cash will not be used to pay any salaries.

At time of writing, the crowdfunding campaign has raised £122,305 of its current £135,000 goal. So far, 4,298 people have donated.

In announcing the General Election, which will take place on 8 June, May blamed a lack of wholeness in parliament ahead of the Brexit negotiations. The Prime Minister had previously been against calling an early General Election.

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"At this moment of enormous national significance there should be unity here in Westminster, but instead there is division. The country is coming together but Westminster is not," she said.

The snap election announcement, and Miller's campaign launch, came less than a month after May triggered Article 50, officially starting the UK's withdrawal process from the EU.