John is a dedicated local MP and a prominent mental health campaigner, having spoken openly of his own struggle with depression. "Stigma clearly still exists, but as a result of great awareness-raising initiatives like world mental health day earlier this year, the name calling seems more and more likely to be called out as unacceptable and wrong."
How More United supports John
In 2013 John established a credit union in his constituency after a commission he launched alerted him to the rise of legal loan sharks preying on the poorest.
John has shown himself to be an independent-minded MP, defying his party whips on many occasions when he felt he needed to put country before party.