What's next for More United
By Peter Taylor | 31 July 2017
The June 2017 snap election defied all the predictions. The polls predicted a landslide, but the election delivered a hung parliament.
The good news is that 34 MPs who signed up to support More United’s values were elected. They were supported by not only the largest crowdfund in UK political history, but by thousands of More United volunteers who canvassed on the doorstep - often for the first time ever.
Many challenges lie ahead; the economy is slowing, the UK stumbles towards Brexit, and now more than ever before the values that More United was setup to defend are under threat from extreme politics.
These challenges highlight the need to find common ground regardless of party divisions, to build a lasting movement to reboot politics, and put power back in the hands of millions.
Building our movement
More United is nearly 100,000 voices strong - but to achieve our goals we need to recruit as many people as possible. Over the summer we will be re-launching our website and looking at what tools we need to recruit the next 100,000 supporters and hopefully many more after that. We must create new ways for people to engage with politics, support good MPs and drive forwards our values.
Making our support valuable
Backing MPs at election time is just the start - we need to find more ways we can make an impact together. This means backing MPs that do the right thing and holding those that don’t to account. MPs have their own campaigns which we can support - for example see Chris Bryant’s poll on which private member’s bill to back or the cross party group on Europe . More United members can make a real difference to the success of these campaigns, and many more to come.
Only with your help can we achieve this
More United is only possible with the support and expertise of you, our members. Over the next few weeks we will be reaching out (by email and in person) to find out what your thoughts are for our future - and how we can get there. We have exciting plans, and you’ll be the first to see them. Join us or tell your friends about More United today!