GINA MILLER is launching a tactical voting initiative next week that will support candidates in the forthcoming general election who oppose hard Brexit.
The businesswoman and pro-EU campaigner - who brought a successful legal challenge over who had the right to trigger Article 50 to the Supreme Court at the end of last year, thus forcing Theresa May to get parliamentary approval - set up a crowdfunding page for the Best For Britain campaign yesterday, which has raised more than £110,000 in the first day of fundraising.Gina Miller On Justice, Brexit And Being "Hated"
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Encouraging voters to put party affiliation aside on election day on June 8, the initiative - which Miller told The Guardian she hopes to be the "biggest tactical voting effort in UK history" - will back MPs who campaign for a final vote on Brexit, and who reject deals they believe will leave Britain worse off out of the EU. The organisation says that it will use the money raised to "support parliamentary candidates who commit to keeping the options open for the British people; fight to make the Brexit deal process transparent, honest and democratic; and tour marginal seats to make sure the next government has no mandate to destroy our rights and our relationship with Europe". It will also make efforts to mobilise young voters in the snap election, which the prime minister announced from the steps of Downing Street earlier this week.
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Eloise Todd - the executive director of anti-poverty organisation the ONE campaign - has been appointed as the campaign director of Best For Britain, which will formally launch next week.