Peter Kyle is the Labour MP for Hove and was backed by More United at the last election. Peter’s track record shows his commitment to helping people into jobs and then protecting their workplace rights. Previously the head of a charity that helps tackle youth unemployment, Peter’s campaigned for the creation of more local apprenticeships and is committed to fostering local business growth by reducing their corporation tax.
How More United supports Peter
As a member of the Business, Skills and Innovation Committee, Peter made waves with his resolute challenging of Mike Ashley, boss of Sports Direct, over poor working conditions in his warehouses.
He rebelled against the party whip to vote against triggering Article 50 and has been a vocal critic of some of the claims made by the Leave campaign.
Peter has said “being gay and going to school in the 1980’s under Section 28 taught me what it’s like to have a government that’s against you." He's determined to keep fighting for progress on LGBTQ rights and representation, and sits on the board of Pride.
He has worked with More United to campaign on a range of issues. He participated in More United’s campaign on protecting the NHS from Brexit by signing the backbench debate request, as well as writing to the Home Secretary with regards to restoring the Access to Elected Office Fund. He has also co-led More United’s campaign on restoring “Work Allowances” in Universal Credit and in doing so worked across party lines with Heidi Allen MP (Conservative) and Stephen Lloyd MP (Liberal Democrat).