East Renfrewshire MP joins first ever permanent cross-party network in UK Parliament.

Paul Masterton MP has joined 50 Members of Parliament from seven political parties to establish a groundbreaking network for cross-party campaigning in Westminster.

 

The More United MP Network is the latest addition to a fast-changing landscape in the House of Commons and it’s members have committed to working cross-party in the national interest, no matter who is in power.

 

The network will tackle ‘issues ignored because of Brexit’ by the emerging cross-party movement of over 150,000 members who share a desire to move Britain forward.  Initial campaigns will focus on poverty and homelessness, responsible technology, mental health and urgent climate dangers.

 

More United members are able to support campaigns through online petitions, surveys and write to your MP initiatives as well as local outreach and lobbying events. Members across the UK are able to work with politicians from all parties through More United campaigns, no matter which constituency they live in and they also have a vote on which MPs to support at election time. 

 

With millions of people signing online petitions there is a clear appetite for using digital technology to engage with politics. By fusing online engagement opportunities with MPs of all parties the group intends to become a significant mass movement with 250,000 members and 100 MPs onboard by the end of 2020.

 

Paul Masterton, MP for East Renfrewshire commented:

 

“ I came into Parliament to get things done for my constituents and sometimes the best way to do that is to work cross-party. Having a permanent network of MPs willing to do that will hopefully lead to better outcomes for people in East Renfrewshire and rebuild trust in Parliament.”

 

More United CEO Bess Mayhew said:

 

People see cross-party working as a proxy for trust in politics. That’s why we are delighted Paul has chosen to be a part of the More United network. Now we need to start tackling the important issues being ignored because of Brexit and give a voice to people who want to move Britain forward