* the approach outlined (no alliances or pacts, compete with other pro-EU parties) is literally the opposite of a referendum approach (combine/aggregate: seek majority).
Probable Change UK, Greens, LibDems, Renew contest in some regions reduces no of pro-Remain MEPs, eg 4-way split of 15-20% can "waste" votes under PR lists. (Eg waste < 5%, or end wasting 15% = no seats x4 if unlucky)
It also affects the symbolic result (nationally & regions) if finish 4th, 5th, 7th & 8th on 9%, 8%, 6%, 2% but could have been in second place or even topped poll on 25%+
- would 'Remain Alliance' be allowed on ballot paper?
- agree on/draw lots for first choice of regions: run one alliance party per region (easier than combined lists). Maybe whoever gets London gets fewer regions.
Current approach shows both established parties & new parties think party is bigger than Brexit (or act as if that is what they think anyway)
Euro Elections initial intention @yougov
(2016 Remain voters only)