A tactical voting site targeted at Remain voters has been launched by data scientists in a bid to stop the Brexit Party from running riot in this week’s European elections.
Nigel Farage’s newly-formed party looks on track to secure a whitewash in the upcoming election and currently stands on 32 per cent of the vote.
Combined with UKIP on 3 per cent that will give them more votes than pro-Remain parties combined, but their efforts could be stifled if voters who are opposed to Brexit or are in favour of a re-think vote tactically on Thursday.
RemainVoter.com is a new site based on a new mathematical model which could power a tactical voting engine for Remain voters by stopping pro-Brexit candidates from securing seats in key areas.
Led by ex-Google software engineer Cheryl Hung the goal of the site is to secure Remain parties the highest number of overall seats in the European Parliament and, ultimately, send a message to parliament in regards to the perilous nature of Brexit.
Hung said: “We are entirely non-party political.
“Our sole aim is to remain in the EU as we see the damage that leaving it will do to our country.
“We understand that party politics, political reality and technical factors prevented a pro-Remain alliance.
“We are asking people to join forces, get together and make their vote count so their voice can be heard.
“Nigel Farage might be telling everyone he has it all sewn up but together, as Remain voters, we can be a real force for good.”
Unlike other tactical voting websites, Remain Voter has experienced data scientists and mathematicians who have built a D’Hondt model which will openly and transparently display predicted results based on the latest polling, without party political bias.
Describing the team as “Led by Donkeys’ geeky little sister”, Ms Hung said it is a grassroots approach.
“We are techies, open source advocates and data scientists”, she said.
“We are not funded by think tanks or other interests. We aren’t looking for seats, jobs or a pay cheque. We are all volunteers.”