More United is a movement that backs people, not parties. It is essential that our values are represented on every side of the House of Commons if we are to pull politics back from the extremes. That includes backing forward-looking and outspoken Conservatives, who are taking a stand against extreme views in their own party.
Anna is a passionate and principled campaigner who has repeatedly demonstrated a desire to promote More United’s values of openness and tolerance, even when it has meant defying her party. That sort of bravery should be applauded, and supported, wherever possible.
A leading pro-EU voice, Anna resigned as a minister in the wake of the referendum saying she was ‘looking forward to representing my constituents and long-standing views on the positive benefits of immigration and the EU.’ In the days following the referendum, she appeared on Question Time and urged Britain to promote ‘hope over hate’ when it comes to immigration.
Ever since then, Anna has consistently spoken out against the Government’s handling of Brexit, unafraid of criticising her own colleagues if that is what she felt was the right thing to do.
Anna is an advocate of equal marriage, and has consistently voted to support equal LGBTQ rights in Parliament. With a majority of just over 4,000, it’s important that we support Anna to ensure that More United’s values are represented on every side of the House of Commons.