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More United: a new political movement for the UK
More United: a new political movement for the UK
Published: 2016/07/24
Channel: Incorrigible Forever
More United - People not Parties
More United - People not Parties
Published: 2017/06/02
Channel: More United
More Technologies. More United.
More Technologies. More United.
Published: 2014/04/21
Channel: UTCAerospaceSystems
Manchester United - More than a Club (Emotional) ᴴᴰ
Manchester United - More than a Club (Emotional) ᴴᴰ
Published: 2017/01/29
Channel: The Martin
Paddy Ashdown:
Paddy Ashdown: 'More United movement is voice for the voiceless' - BBC News
Published: 2016/07/24
Channel: BBC News
Is the EU
Is the EU 'more united' than ever before?
Published: 2017/09/17
Channel: Core Politics
Kaine: Democrats are more united in 2016 vs. 2008
Kaine: Democrats are more united in 2016 vs. 2008
Published: 2016/07/31
Channel: CNN
"EU more united after Brexit"
"EU more united after Brexit"
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: TRT World
More United - Crowdfunding and changing politics!
More United - Crowdfunding and changing politics!
Published: 2017/04/25
Channel: More United
17 WAYS to EARN MORE AIR MILES - United Airlines
17 WAYS to EARN MORE AIR MILES - United Airlines
Published: 2017/01/26
Channel: Riv and Al
Richmond MP thanks More United
Richmond MP thanks More United
Published: 2017/04/25
Channel: More United
For a world more united
For a world more united
Published: 2014/06/13
Channel: Yesmine Sarifuddin
Vegetable vendors are more united than sound professionals | Baylon Fonseca | S06 E12
Vegetable vendors are more united than sound professionals | Baylon Fonseca | S06 E12
Published: 2017/11/16
Channel: Sudeep Audio
More United Bmx
More United Bmx
Published: 2009/05/09
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A more united Africa
A more united Africa
Published: 2017/09/28
Channel: Brookings Institution
A New Vision for a Stronger and More United Europe - Keynote by Connie Hedegaard @TEF14
A New Vision for a Stronger and More United Europe - Keynote by Connie Hedegaard @TEF14
Published: 2014/11/18
Channel: Tænketanken Europa ( Tænketanken )
Rep. Issa: GOP has never been more united
Rep. Issa: GOP has never been more united
Published: 2016/03/16
Channel: Fox Business
Far More United
Far More United
Published: 2017/05/30
Channel: Sheffield Socialist Choir
MOTD : Week 10 : Manchester City, United ,Tottenham & more - 28/10/2017 HD
MOTD : Week 10 : Manchester City, United ,Tottenham & more - 28/10/2017 HD
Published: 2017/10/29
Channel: Footy MOTD 3
John Nichols: The GOP is More United in Disdain for Hillary Clinton Than in Support for Donald Trump
John Nichols: The GOP is More United in Disdain for Hillary Clinton Than in Support for Donald Trump
Published: 2016/07/20
Channel: Democracy Now!
More united
More united
Published: 2017/07/05
Channel: marco carrera
Far more United   Janet Wood
Far more United Janet Wood
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: Nick Catchpole
More United Airlines Protests Planned After Man Dragged Off Flight
More United Airlines Protests Planned After Man Dragged Off Flight
Published: 2017/04/12
Channel: CBS Chicago
📺 | City or United? Who Do Everton Fans Enjoy Beating More?
📺 | City or United? Who Do Everton Fans Enjoy Beating More?
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: HITC Sport
Are the Democrats really more united than the Republicans?
Are the Democrats really more united than the Republicans?
Published: 2016/07/30
Channel: Mariana Atencio
TUCSON TERRAKIONS WEEK 2 UPDATE! T-Shirts, Trades & more! - United Championship League @UCLOfficial
TUCSON TERRAKIONS WEEK 2 UPDATE! T-Shirts, Trades & more! - United Championship League @UCLOfficial
Published: 2015/07/26
Channel: TheKingNappy
Aljazeera: William Ruto- "Kenya is more United after repeat elections"
Aljazeera: William Ruto- "Kenya is more United after repeat elections"
Published: 2017/11/05
Channel: Kenyanese
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10 'Rubbish' Man United Players With More Title Medals Than Steven Gerrard
Published: 2017/01/18
Channel: talkSPORT
HOUSE RESUMPTION: SPEAKER CALL FOR A MORE UNITED NIGERIA
HOUSE RESUMPTION: SPEAKER CALL FOR A MORE UNITED NIGERIA
Published: 2017/09/27
Channel: Independent Television and Radio
FBI Officially Admit No Evidence Of United 93 Plane Debris & More....
FBI Officially Admit No Evidence Of United 93 Plane Debris & More....
Published: 2017/05/01
Channel: Discovery Studios
"On this UN Day, we must be more united than ever" (Ban Ki-moon)
"On this UN Day, we must be more united than ever" (Ban Ki-moon)
Published: 2009/10/09
Channel: United Nations
UPM - We
UPM - We're More United Than Ever!
Published: 2016/12/27
Channel: upmetals
RAW: Charleston Mayor says tragedy has made them more united
RAW: Charleston Mayor says tragedy has made them more united
Published: 2015/06/19
Channel: WSOCTV9
Buhari Calls For A More United Nigerian In Eid-El-Kabir Message
Buhari Calls For A More United Nigerian In Eid-El-Kabir Message
Published: 2017/09/01
Channel: Channels Television
Tories "united" around a transitional Brexit as more banks plan to leave
Tories "united" around a transitional Brexit as more banks plan to leave
Published: 2017/07/23
Channel: I Am Incorrigible
Renegados - Valakas, Family more united every day
Renegados - Valakas, Family more united every day
Published: 2015/12/21
Channel: Talento Movies
Teamwork is the best. Mexico is more united after Earthquake September 2017
Teamwork is the best. Mexico is more united after Earthquake September 2017
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: Claudia miamirio
I Surrender - Hillsong Live (Cornerstone 2012 DVD Album) Lyrics/Subtitles (Best Worship Song)
I Surrender - Hillsong Live (Cornerstone 2012 DVD Album) Lyrics/Subtitles (Best Worship Song)
Published: 2012/07/04
Channel: ilovepi227
The truth about the United States, law & YOU (Extended version/more info). This is a MUST WATCH !
The truth about the United States, law & YOU (Extended version/more info). This is a MUST WATCH !
Published: 2014/02/06
Channel: Barnone11970
TheJournal ie:
TheJournal ie: 'Left more united than the right'
Published: 2016/01/05
Channel: TheJournal.ie
SPORTS FLASH: P
SPORTS FLASH: P'more United focused ... Ja U-19 to face Windward Island ... Ronaldo banned
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: Jamaica Gleaner
America is More United than We Think
America is More United than We Think
Published: 2016/07/18
Channel: Generations for Change
Tibet is more united
Tibet is more united
Published: 2008/03/21
Channel: tnyingpo
Puerto Ricans to become more united as a State after more 110 years as a U.S. commonwealth!
Puerto Ricans to become more united as a State after more 110 years as a U.S. commonwealth!
Published: 2012/11/11
Channel: Xavier Vazquez
Jolyon Howorth - Towards a more united and effective Europe: the way forward
Jolyon Howorth - Towards a more united and effective Europe: the way forward
Published: 2014/07/07
Channel: IAIChannel
UK Prime Minister Theresa May wants
UK Prime Minister Theresa May wants 'more united Britain'
Published: 2017/03/17
Channel: LIVE SATELLITE NEWS
ANC more United than at Polokwane says Zuma
ANC more United than at Polokwane says Zuma
Published: 2012/12/16
Channel: eNCA
My decision to back more united
My decision to back more united
Published: 2016/07/26
Channel: John Lush
Gerakan Youth moots ideas on how to make Msia more united
Gerakan Youth moots ideas on how to make Msia more united
Published: 2016/07/16
Channel: The Star Online
American Airlines Suspends Employee And More On United Passenger David Dao - The Adam Carolla Show
American Airlines Suspends Employee And More On United Passenger David Dao - The Adam Carolla Show
Published: 2017/04/24
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More United
Founded 24 July 2016 (2016-07-24)
Headquarters London[1]
Membership (2016) Increase 70,000+[2]
Ideology Pro-Europeanism
Progressivism
Environmentalism
Political position Centre
Website
www.moreunited.uk

More United is a cross-party political movement in the United Kingdom. It describes itself as a "tech-driven political startup" that supports candidates regardless of party affiliation.[3] The movement advocates public service investment, democratic reform, a green economy, tolerant society, and co-operation with the EU. It has been crowdfunding in the run-up to the 2017 general election and plans to deploy volunteers during the campaign.

More United takes its name from the maiden speech delivered by Jo Cox, a British MP who was murdered in June 2016.

Values[edit]

The movement says it will support any candidate from any party which backs its principles:[4]

  • A fair, modern, efficient market based economy that closes the gap between rich and poor and supports strong public services.
  • A modern democracy that empowers citizens, rather than politicians.
  • A green economy that protects the environment and works to reverse climate change.
  • An open and tolerant society where diversity is celebrated in all its forms.
  • A United Kingdom that welcomes immigration, international co-operation and a close relationship with the EU.

History[edit]

Following the result of the 2016 UK referendum on EU membership, in which the country voted to withdraw from the European Union, there was considerable media discussion concerning the future of the British centre ground.[5][6] Press rumours of a split in the Labour Party had occurred since Jeremy Corbyn's election as leader in 2015; this intensified after pro-EU members of his shadow cabinet resigned in protest of his allegedly weak support for the Remain campaign, leading to a leadership challenge by Owen Smith. The Conservatives also faced the prospect of an ideological split, as some pro-EU Conservatives feared the potential consequences of Andrea Leadsom defeating Theresa May in the leadership election;[5] Leadsom ultimately withdrew from the race, handing unopposed victory to May. Paddy Ashdown, the former leader of the Liberal Democrats, wrote an article in The Times accusing both parties of failing to provide reasonable solutions to the issues afflicting communities across Britain.[7]

More United was founded in July 2016 by a team drawn from business, academia, and politics; Austin Rathe, Bess Mayhew, Corinne Sawers and Maurice Biriotti.[8] They received support from cross party MPs, led by Paddy Ashdown.

Campaigns[edit]

Richmond Park by-election, 2016

More United voted to support Liberal Democrat candidate Sarah Olney, who subsequently defeated the incumbent MP, Zac Goldsmith, in December 2016.[9]

2017 general election[edit]

On 23 November 2016, More United launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to help support candidates. By 22 December, the campaign had raised £274,164.[10]

Candidates endorsed by More United
Candidate Seat Party Announced Result
Amna Ahmad Sutton and Cheam Liberal Democrats 4 May 2017[11] Red XN
Rosena Allin-Khan Tooting Labour Green tickY
Kelly-Marie Blundell Lewes Liberal Democrats Red XN
Jack Dromey Birmingham Erdington Labour Green tickY
Liz Kendall Leicester West Labour Green tickY
Stephen Kinnock Aberavon Labour Green tickY
Clive Lewis Norwich South Labour Green tickY
Vix Lowthian Isle of Wight Green Red XN
Caroline Lucas Brighton Pavilion Green Green tickY
Ian Lucas Wrexham Labour Green tickY
Tessa Munt Wells Liberal Democrats Red XN
Gareth Thomas Harrow West Labour Co-op Green tickY
Ruth Cadbury Brentford and Isleworth Labour 8 May 2017 Green tickY
Jane Dodds Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrats Red XN
Andrew George St Ives Liberal Democrats Red XN
Mark Hunter Cheadle Liberal Democrats Red XN
Peter Kyle Hove Labour Green tickY
Norman Lamb Norfolk North Liberal Democrats Green tickY
Alison McGovern Wirral South Labour Green tickY
Ian Murray Edinburgh South Labour Green tickY
Anna Soubry Broxtowe Conservative Green tickY
Jo Swinson East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrats Green tickY
Sophie Walker Shipley Women's Equality Red XN
John Woodcock Barrow and Furness Labour Co-op Green tickY
Vince Cable Twickenham Liberal Democrats 18 May 2017 Green tickY
Alistair Carmichael Orkney and Shetland Liberal Democrats Green tickY
Gloria De Piero Ashfield Labour Green tickY
Christine Jardine Edinburgh West Liberal Democrats Green tickY
Rachel Reeves Leeds West Labour Green tickY
Elizabeth Riches North East Fife Liberal Democrats Red XN
Jo Roundell Greene Yeovil Liberal Democrats Red XN
Gavin Shuker Luton South Labour Co-op Green tickY
Chuka Umunna Streatham Labour Green tickY
Chris Bryant Rhondda Labour 24 May 2017 Green tickY
Daisy Cooper St Albans Liberal Democrats Red XN
Stephen Doughty Cardiff South and Penarth Labour Co-op Green tickY
David Lammy Tottenham Labour Green tickY
Sue McGuire Southport Liberal Democrats Red XN
Jonathan Reynolds Stalybridge and Hyde Labour Co-op Green tickY
Owen Smith Pontypridd Labour Green tickY
Jamie Stone Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Liberal Democrats Green tickY
George Turner Vauxhall Liberal Democrats Red XN
Geraint Davies Swansea West Labour Co-op 2 June 2017 Green tickY
Seema Malhotra Feltham and Heston Labour Co-op Green tickY
Sarah Olney Richmond Park Liberal Democrats Red XN
Emma Reynolds Wolverhampton North East Labour Green tickY
Tulip Siddiq Hampstead and Kilburn Labour Green tickY
Andy Slaughter Hammersmith Labour Green tickY
Mark Williams Ceredigion Liberal Democrats Red XN

Convenors[edit]

In addition to its founders, a number of prominent public figures have endorsed the movement's launch so far, with the following being listed as the organisation's Convenors:[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MORE UNITED LTD - Overview (free company information from Companies House)". Beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. 2016-07-19. Retrieved 2016-11-12. 
  2. ^ "Support the Movement - More United". Moreunited.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  3. ^ Shead, Sam (24 July 2016). "Paddy Ashdown has launched a tech-driven political startup called More United that will crowdfund MPs across all parties". Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Our Principles". Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Daniel Boffey and Toby Helm (9 July 2016). "Pro-EU Labour and Tory MPs look at forming a new centrist party". The Guardian. 
  6. ^ Matthew Turner (12 July 2016). "Here's why a new party of the centre-ground is doomed to fail". The Independent. 
  7. ^ Paddy Ashdown (3 July 2016). "Parties fail to feed the public's hunger for a solution". The Times. 
  8. ^ http://www.moreunited.uk/team
  9. ^ "Richmond Park By-Election Explained". Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "More United Crowdfund". Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  11. ^ Josiah Mortimer (4 May 2017). "More United name progressive candidates in line for share of £80,000". Left Food Forward. 
  12. ^ "The team". Retrieved 18 January 2017. 

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