Peter has worked with More United on numerous campaigns. Alongside Heidi Allen MP (Conservative) and Stephen Lloyd MP (Liberal Democrat), he co-led More United’s campaign on Universal Credit, which asked to restore ‘Work Allowances’ to their pre-2015 cuts level. He also added his name to calls for a debate on the impact of Brexit on the NHS, and wrote to the Home Secretary urging the restoral of the Access to Elected Office Fund to support disabled candidates. Peter was backed by More United supporters during the 2017 election.
How More United supports Peter
Previously the head of a charity helping to tackle youth unemployment, Peter has campaigned for the creation of more local apprenticeships and is committed to fostering local business growth by reducing their corporation tax. 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 is determined to keep fighting for progress on LGBTQ rights and representation, and sits on the board of Pride. He 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."