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More United secures legal aid debate in Parliament

Published 02 November 2018

Cuts to legal aid have left many of the most vulnerable people in our society on the brink of crisis. With the government currently reviewing legal aid, we launched a campaign to make sure they make the right decision and restore funding. 

Thousands of More United supporters took action, alongside MPs from across the parties, to secure a debate in Parliament. Together we made sure the stories of regular people are heard by those in power.

On 1st November, more than 35 MPs from five parties took part in that debate.

This staggering turnout is proof that this issue is not a matter of party politics. It's about values. Everyone deserves access to justice - not just those who can afford to pay for it.

Andy Slaughter MP (Labour) said: "The turnout was great. Big thanks to More United. We couldn't have done it without you."

Within the debate itself, Andy praised More United's efforts for getting this issue on the agenda.

Gloria de Piero MP (Labour) spoke about the effects that these cuts have on survivors of domestic abuse. 

Bob Neill MP (Conservative) appealed to the government to practice honest politics by looking at the evidence and improving the system.

You can watch the full debate here.