Brexit campaigner Gina Miller launches "Best for Britain" tactical voting campaign

 
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Brexit campaigner Gina Miller has formally unveiled a new crowd-funded tactical voting campaign after raising almost £300,000 in just over a week.

Miller's "Best for Britain" campaign will back election candidates pushing for "a real final vote on Brexit, including rejecting any deal that leaves Britain worse off".

It marks the latest intervention into politics for Miller, who was among a group of claimants which won a legal battle against the government to give parliament a vote on Article 50.

Speaking at the launch earlier today, Miller said: "Achieving what is best for Britain needs thoughtful responsible leadership from whoever is elected as Prime Minister and a strong effective parliament to hold that Prime Minister to account."

She added: "Only tactical voting in this election can ensure that parliament plays its full role in the future of this country."

Miller also ruled out a bid to enter parliament at the election, directly.

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The campaign will seek to provide campaign support for approved candidates, as well as donating money directly to local candidates, issuing tactical voting recommendations and using technology and social media to spread its message.

It comes after Tory MPs quit the pro-EU campaign group Open Britain after it published a Brexit hitlist of election seats, including 18 Conservatives that it wants to unseat.

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