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One of the most assiduous Remain campaigners pulls out of Euro elections over vote-splitting fears

Quite the week for tactical announcements by possible Remain candidates in the European Parliament elections.

Following the news of a Change UK MEP pulling out, now we have news one of the most famous Remain campaigners: Steve Bray, he of the assiduous appearance in the background on rolling TV news.

He’s changed his mind and isn’t going to run as an independent Remainer after all, citing fears of splitting the Remain vote (an important consideration given the electoral system being used).

Steve Bray tweets about European Parliament election

Even Lord Buckethead is also now thinking of pulling out, again to avoid splitting Remainer votes and inadvertently helping Nigel Farage:

Lord Buckethead considered not running against Nigel Farage

Change UK overall, however, is taking a rather robust approach to other Remain parties.

As for the Liberal Democrats: they’ll be using the ballot paper to make a point about who to vote for.

One response to “One of the most assiduous Remain campaigners pulls out of Euro elections over vote-splitting fears”

  1. I am happy that there are some sensible people out there which have realised the importance of not splitting the remain vote. At the moment the Tory vote will be split 4 ways, Tory, Brexit and TIG/ChangeUK or LibDem. A vote for Labour is a wasted vote because of their equivocatable position on Brexit. It remains to be seen how many people realise this and vote for the clearly remain parties or brexit parties instead. The more that do the bigger the impact of the Euro elections.

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