From the NHS to the climate crisis -- Boris Johnson’s Brexit is a threat to everything we care about.
But if we all vote tactically, uniting behind the candidate most able to beat Tories in each seat, we can stop him!
To stop Johnson, vote tactically on December 12.
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Avaaz’ 2019 election campaign is about securing a new public vote on Brexit, saving our NHS, and getting real climate action. That means stopping the Tories from winning a majority.
Avaaz is non-partisan, and is not backing any single party in the election. Instead we are recommending people back parties that:
This includes: the Labour Party, the Scottish National Party, the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru, the Green Party, Alliance, and the SDLP.
We are more concerned with party policies than with the individual views of a specific candidate on a given issue. Electing a pro-Brexit candidate from an anti-Brexit party would still help in achieving the overall goal of stopping a Tory Majority.
For example, in the constituency of Don Valley, where the Labour MP is in favour of Brexit, diverting support away from Labour would likely enable a Conservative or Brexit Party win, which would only make stopping Brexit even harder. Therefore our site would recommend the Labour candidate -- a tactic to enable the wider strategy of stopping a Conservative majority.
We considered a series of important factors, listed below, to make our recommendations.
2017 Vote share: We considered the 2017 vote share of the non-Tory parties in each constituency. Where a progressive candidate had the highest vote share, we favoured them. If there wasn’t a significant difference in the vote share between two progressive parties (eg. less than 10%), we looked at trends between 2015 and 2017 elections.
Prior votes: We also considered voting trends between 2010-2016, including two general elections and one referendum.
Credible local polling: We are tracking credible regional and local polling to inform our recommendations, but we are not led by it. We will also take into account any information from campaigning efforts on the ground and responses on the doorstep.
Incumbency bias: Where the race is tight (less than 10% difference in both the 2017 vote and credible regional polling) between two opposition candidates, a bias towards the incumbent will be given. This will also apply to those who came second in 2017. While the European elections saw support surge for the Liberal Democrats and the Brexit Party, the votes cast in 2017 are still the most reliable indicator for another UK general election. But where there is less than a 10% margin of votes between parties, we consider other factors.
Independents: In line with our overall objective, Avaaz will back candidates most likely to beat the Conservative (or Brexit party) candidate in a seat. That means our vote will back former Conservatives standing as independents if they have a credible chance of winning. Note that while there are high profile candidates that could attract many votes, it is still relatively rare for UK voters to back independents over the established parties.
Exceptions: Avaaz reserves the right to make exceptions to the above guidance where extenuating circumstances require a different approach to save everything we love!