Today is International Women's Day - a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. Yet it is also a day for evaluating the work that still needs to be done to achieve gender equality. To mark the occasion, we've handed the blog over to one of our Members to reflect on what the day means to her this year.
Orla lives in London with her husband and daughter. She works in Communications and joined More United in January, attracted by the fact that the movement puts power in the hands of ordinary people.  

We have exciting news: More United-backed Gareth Snell has won for Labour, just 2,600 votes ahead of UKIP leader Paul Nuttall.

It's high time we started getting to know the other people inside this movement - because after all, it belongs to us all. So in the first of our Meet the Members profiles, we're introducing you to Emeka. He's from Stoke-on-Trent originally, is currently studying at university in London, and became a Member during the crowdfund campaign. Here he is answering some questions about why he joined More United and what issues he feels most strongly about. 

Last Friday, More United members began voting on whether or not our movement should support Labour's Gareth Snell in the upcoming by-election in Stoke-on-Trent Central, which is a close fight between Gareth and UKIP. 

In two weeks there is a by-election in Stoke-on-Trent Central. The is an exceptional election: the UKIP leader, Paul Nuttall, is standing and is throwing everything at it. The latest polls show he has a very strong chance of winning.