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Following the announcement of a snap general election in June, More United is delighted to confirm we will be supporting candidates across the country. Candidates who back our values, regardless of what party they are from.

We've had another Member takeover on the blog today - this time we've got David telling us why it's more important than ever for people to take action.

Although David's not a member of a political party he has long been active in the political sphere. A serial online petition-signer and dedicated activist who's been involved with Avaaz and the StrongerIn campaign, he joined More United back in July and has helped us campaign in both Richmond and Stoke-on-Trent. He also runs a Dance and Movement Practice for expression and communication which he says accords with the aims of More United: to bring people together and heal divisions. Here are his reflections on why apathy and fear are our worst enemies.

For anyone who didn’t catch the front cover of this morning’s Daily Mail, it was blazoned with the riveting question that I know was top of everyone’s minds following yesterday’s politically crucial and historically notable meeting between the Prime Minister and the First Minister: ‘Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-It!’. Accompanying this intriguing journalistic line of inquiry was an official photograph of Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon in their meeting - both sporting what are, unmistakably, legs. 

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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.