Veteran Southport journalist Martin Hovden writes: I reported yesterday that Pro-Europe businesswoman Gina Miller (pictured) has launched a tactical voting app which urges Southport Lib Dems to vote Labour to help oust Tory MP Damien Moore.
The app – tactical.vote – does exist and does advise resort Lib Dem voters to switch their support to Labour. However, Gina Miller says she is not involved in that app but is working on her own tactical voting website.
She said on Twitter: “Totally untrue that I’ve launched a tactical voting website today – nothing to do with me.
“My team and I at @remainutd are doing detailed work on tactical voting advice to be launched next week at remainunited. Very sloppy @MailOnline reporting.”
I apologise to Gina Miller for my mistake.
I’ll report on what her tactical voting advice is when she unveils it next week. I’ll also let you know whether Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage is going to ask his Southport candidate Darcy Iveson-Berkeley to stand down to help the Conservatives retain the resort.
Meanwhile, another voting app – GetVoting – has been launched. It urges Southport residents to vote Lib Dem to remove Tory MP Mr Moore. And I suspect there are going to be a lot more voting apps unveiled in the coming weeks.
I use two newspaper apps to keep up to date with the national political scene: the left-leaning Guardian and the right-leaning Daily Mail.
I haven’t been asked to make this correction/apology, but as the campaign in Southport heats up, I think it’s vital all of us involved in the election correct our mistakes and apologise as soon as possible.
If you want to read back copies of all my election reports, I’ve set up a Facebook page called Southport General Election Watch 2019.