Martin Whitfield has been selected by More United members along with 108 candidates from key marginal seats including Rosie Duffield, Labour, Luciana Berger, Liberal Democrat, and Paul Masterton, Conservative.
The movement will provide funds and a boost of on the ground volunteers to help them get elected. More candidates selected will be announced over the coming weeks.
More United is crowdfunding to channel funds to candidates selected in the most marginal seats and has recruited a national network of volunteers who will turn out to support candidates locally. The unique model aims to elect more progressive candidates from different parties to shift the balance of parliament away from extremism and reform politics.
Martin Whitfield said:
“I am proud to be endorsed by More United, a cross-party movement making politics less extreme and less tribal. If we want to heal a divided Britain, politicians must work across party lines to come together beyond the election and put the national interest first to 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.”
Candidates selected by More United all 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.
In the last election More United support helped elect 34 MPs and the More United MP network grew to over 58 MPs from seven parties working together in Parliament.