It’s probable that you’ll remember the murder of Jo Cox, the Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen. If not, click here for a brief refresh of what happened.
So it’s been thrown around since the days of Tony Blair to have a cross-party alliance. Never before has it been done with any success than until now. More United is a cross-party movement that tries to make the “political centre of gravity”, which is to say the average political stance of the country, more progressive and liberal.
More United have five key areas of policy:
- A fair, modern, efficient market based economy that closes the gap between rich and poor and supports strong public services
- A modern democracy that empowers citizens, rather than politicians
- A green economy that protects the environment and works to reverse climate change
- An open and tolerant society where diversity is celebrated in all its forms
- A United Kingdom that welcomes immigration, international co-operation and a close relationship with the EU
The movement is named after a quote from the maiden speech of Jo Cox, in which she said:
“Batley and Spen is a gathering of typically independent, no-nonsense and proud Yorkshire towns and villages. Our communities have been deeply enhanced by immigration, be it of Irish Catholics across the constituency or of Muslims from Gujarat in India or from Pakistan, principally from Kashmir. While we celebrate our diversity, what surprises me time and time again as I travel around the constituency is that we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.”
There are people from all political parties that know More United members – as an individual I know members in Labour, the Lib Dems, the Conservatives, the Greens, the SNP, and even one in UKIP.
To join More United, or read more, click here