Boris primed to storm to victory, says anti-Brexit campaign group

By Peter Madeley | Wolverhampton | General Election 2019 | Published:

Boris Johnson is set to storm the election by winning 364 seats unless Remainers join forces to stop him, anti-Brexit campaigners have claimed.

Boris Johnson will get a majority of 44 unless Remain supporters vote tactically, it has been claimed

Best for Britain has predicted disaster for Labour in the West Midlands, with Jeremy Corbyn's party set to lose six seats in an election they say will see Mr Johnson comfortably get the majority he needs to deliver Brexit.

The George Soros-funded group, which was founded by Remain campaigner Gina Miller, is urging Europhiles to engage in tactical voting to block the PM's return to Number 10.

The move comes after the Lib Dems, the Green Party and Plaid Cymru entered into a pact involving 60 seats in a bid to maximise the Remain vote.

Using seat-by-seat analysis of 46,000 British people over September and October, Best for Britain's data says that without tactical voting the Tories will win 364 seats, Labour will win 189 seats and the Lib Dems will win 23 seats.

Overall the Conservatives will finish with a majority of 44, the group says, with gains including Wolverhampton South West, the seat won at the last election by Labour's Eleanor Smith.

The Tories are likely to need to win 50 Labour marginals across the country to offset predicted losses in Scotland and the South.

Best for Britain boss Naomi Smith said the only way to stop Brexit was to vote tactically.

Former Tory Remainer Dominic Grieve said the election was called solely to decide the issue of Brexit, and that tactical voting would be "the biggest deciding factor in the outcome of the vote".

Best for Britain has been criticised for advising voters to back the Lib Dems in some seats where the party is way behind Labour.

Peter Madeley

By Peter Madeley

Political Editor for the Express & Star. Responsible for local and national political stories, opinion, comment and analysis.

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