Ian co-led More United’s Plastics in the Ocean campaign, alongside Alistair Carmichael MP (Liberal Democrat). He submitted the views of the 10,000 of you who filled out More United’s survey as a report to Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee. It was then used as evidence in a Parliamentary Inquiry. Following this, he wrote to the Chancellor demanding action. He has also worked with More United on our campaign to restore the Access to Elected Office Fund. For this, he wrote a cross-party open letter to the Home Secretary urging the restoral of the Fund. Further, Ian added his name to calls for a debate on Legal Aid. He was backed by More United supporters during the 2017 election.
How More United supports Ian
As a Scottish MP, Ian is a passionate supporter of the union and campaigned to keep Scotland inside the UK during the independence referendum. He feels strongly that parliament needs to become more relatable to ordinary people and in this vein has voted to support electoral reform and make the House of Lords wholly elected.
Ian recently joined an anti-fascism protest organised in Edinburgh to counter a white pride march. He spoke passionately about the need to defend the core principles of equality, tolerance and mutual respect in the face of prejudice and division. In 2018, Ian joined forces with the former SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson to call on the police to prevent Tommy Robinson from attending the Scottish Premiership football match. He has condemned antisemitism in the Labour party as “shocking” and has said that there is “upset, anger and consternation” amongst Labour members over deselection threats.