Gloria de Piero supported More United’s campaign on Legal Aid by making an impassioned speech at the debate, outlining the impact Legal Aid funding cuts have had -- particularly on victims of domestic violence and of discrimination. She also spoke about the false economy of the cuts, arguing that the lack of support to resolve a case early means potentially far more costly court proceedings down the line. More United supporters backed her at the 2017 General Election.
How More United supports Gloria
Before being elected as an MP, Gloria was GMTV’s Political Editor and also worked as a journalist on the Politics Show at the BBC. Legal Aid is one of Gloria’s principal areas of interest: she has done numerous speeches and questions on this topic in parliament, campaigning for Legal Aid funding to be increased. She was previously vice chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health and is currently a Shadow Justice Minister. As the previous Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Registration she worked to boost political engagement. She was one of only 25 MPs to turn down a pay rise in 2016, choosing to donate the extra money to local youth who had been offered university places and would previously have received maintenance grants.
Gloria is currently a Shadow Justice Minister.