Cross-party movement More United has announced its endorsement of the Liberal Democrat candidate for Orkney and Shetland, Alistair Carmichael, as a moderate candidate rejecting extreme politics. More United selects candidates who share values of opportunity, openness, tolerance, democracy and care for the environment and sign a pledge to stand up for these values as MPs. Once elected they will join a cross-party network to build consensus and campaign together on issues including social care, the environment and mental health.
Mr. Carmichael said:
“I am pleased to receive an endorsement from More United. At a time like this, cross-party movements making politics less extreme and less tribal are exactly what we need to encourage. We must all work across party lines to put the national interest first and move the country forward.”
Tabitha Morton, CEO of More United said:
“This election we have an ambitious plan to flood Parliament with MPs who care more about the country’s issues than party tribalism. MPs who care more about compromise than their own careers. By coming together to back these candidates who will work to find common ground, put country above party, and raise the bar in Parliament, we can build a better politics.”
About More United
More United is a 150,000 strong movement giving people the chance to influence politics.
In 2016 More United raised the biggest political crowdfund in British history and then established the first permanent cross-party MP Network in Parliament with 58 MPs from seven parties. The Network and More United supporters changed Government policy four times in just 12 months. More United uses crowdfunding to help elect MPs who back our values, regardless of what party they are from.
More United stands for unity and inclusion in politics - we reject hatred and division. We will only support future MPs who sign up to these values:
⦁ Opportunity: a country where people can live side by side without fear
⦁ Tolerance: a free, diverse society where our differences are celebrated and respected
⦁ Democracy: real influence over politics
⦁ Environment: a country which protects the environment for future generations
⦁ Openness: a country which seeks to build alliances with other countries