Norman Lamb has joined 50 Members of Parliament from seven political parties to establish a groundbreaking network for cross-party campaigning in Westminster.
The More United MP Network is the latest addition to a fast-changing landscape in the House of Commons and its members have committed to working cross-party in the national interest, no matter who is in power.
The network will tackle ‘issues ignored because of Brexit’ by the emerging cross-party movement of over 150,000 members who share a desire to move Britain forward. Initial campaigns will focus on poverty and homelessness, responsible technology, mental health and urgent need to tackle the climate emergency.
More United members are able to support campaigns through online petitions, surveys and write to your MP initiatives as well as local outreach and lobbying events. Members across the UK are able to work with politicians from all parties through More United campaigns, no matter which constituency they live in and they also have a vote on which MPs to support at election time.
With millions of people signing online petitions there is a clear appetite for using digital technology to engage with politics. By fusing online engagement opportunities with MPs of all parties the group intends to become a significant mass movement with 250,000 members and 100 MPs on board by the end of 2020.
Norman Lamb MP said:
“It is a great privilege to join this new cross-party network with colleagues I respect and have worked with from across Parliament.
I have always believed that the best way to achieve change in politics is by working with others putting the interest of our constituents first. Recent times show that it is clear our politics needs to become less tribal and more pragmatic and consensual.
I have already been working with colleagues and friends to seek to resolve the Brexit impasse in Parliament and look forward to continuing to tackle the big issues our country faces by working with them.”
- More United is a cross party movement working to build a fair and thriving country by giving a voice to the people who want to move Britain forward. The movement was founded in 2016 in response to the political events of that year and now has over 150,000 members. Find out more here.
- A full list of the MPs involved in the network can be found here.
- More United has led successful cross-party campaigns on Immigration rules (Tier 2 visas and EU citizen Fees), restoring the Enable Fund for Deaf and Disabled people and access to Legal Aid
- More United is not and will not become a political party.
- Hansard Society research shows 75% of people believe political parties are so divided they can’t effectively serve the country.
- A recent You Gov poll found that 73% of people think politicians and parties working together would make British politics work better. This is compared to just 34% who believe a new party would achieve the same goal.