If you’re reading this, you are probably one of many voters still trying to decide how to vote in order to secure more influence for Remainers or Brexiters on the European Parliament.

The election on Thursday (May 23) is a chance to select the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who will represent your region. MEPs will not be directly involved with negotiations or talks about Brexit. But how we all vote could send a message to the higher-ups who are still trying to figure out the Brexit chaos.

With the election on Thursday (May 23) - just two days away - we’ve done the calculations and we’re here to let you know how you might be able to vote tactically in this year’s European Parliament election.

What are MEPs and how are votes counted?

MEPs are elected representatives in the European Parliament. They pass laws like how many hours employees can be required to work and how much you pay for mobile phone calls when you go to another EU country.

The European elections in the UK use a proportional form of voting call D’Hondt, rather than the first past the post system used in British general elections. It allocates seats using a formula based on the percentage of the vote a party wins per region.

Which parties are pro-Leave and which are pro-Remain?

UKIP and the Brexit Party are considered as fully pro-Brexit groups.

The Conservatives (with Theresa May’s Brexit deal) and Labour both say they want Brexit but seem to be prepared to compromise in some areas. Labour wants to remain in a permanent customs union with the EU and wants to be closely aligned to its single market rules.

The pro-remain parties are the Lib Dems, Green Party and Change UK. The Lib Dems and the Greens want a second referendum on Brexit, while Change UK wants a public vote on any Brexit deal negotiated by the government.

How should I vote I'm a Remainer?

For the London region, there are 8 MEP positions. Currently, there are four Labour MEPs, two Conservatives, one UKIP and one Green Party MEP.

According to YouGov poll results between May 8 and 17 published by Best for Britain, the Lib Dems, Brexit Party and Labour could secure two seats each while the Green Party and the Conservatives could secure one seat each.

The pro-Remain parties, the Lib Dems and the Greens, could have three out of eight seats altogether, according to the poll. To gain a fourth Remain seat, your best bet is to vote for the Lib Dems.

What if I'm a Brexit supporter?

The Brexit Party will hold just two seats out of eight in London, YouGov’s poll indicates. To gain a third Leave seat, you should vote for the Brexit Party rather than UKIP.