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New anti-Brexit group forms after People’s Vote row

Crowds march through central London to demand a People's Vote on the Governments new Brexit deal on October 19, 2019 in London | Peter Summers/Getty Images

New anti-Brexit group forms after People’s Vote row

Vote for a Final Say launch follows infighting among pro-EU campaigns.

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11/26/19, 8:21 PM CET

Updated 11/26/19, 8:24 PM CET

LONDON — Senior figures from a U.K. anti-Brexit campaign that exploded in acrimony have formed a new group to fight for continued EU membership.

The Vote for a Final Say campaign was set up by political communications veterans Tom Baldwin and James McGrory. It includes former elements of the People’s Vote campaign, which split this month, and the youth group For Our Future’s Sake. Both groups previously campaigned under the umbrella group Open Britain, which descended into infighting in October over the leadership of former chair Roland Rudd.

“We really care about this issue [of Brexit],” a Vote for a Final Say spokesman said. “We really care about what happens to young people. We really care about what happens to our country and we have been deeply frustrated that we have been locked out of this campaign for four weeks and we want to do something about it.”

Vote for a Final Say said it has raised thousands of pounds in donations since last week and is launching a drive to help 25 anti-Brexit candidates from the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party win in key marginals at the election on December 12.

The 25 seats,

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