Liberal Democrat candidate for Southport, John Wright, has been selected by More United members along with 108 candidates from key marginal seats including Jess Philips, 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 week.

John Wright said:

“I have been officially endorsed by cross-party movement More United, who are working to tackle extreme politics, rebuild consensus and heal divisions”.

“I am proud to be endorsed by More United. 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.”

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.

Mr Wright said: “If elected, I will continue to put the national interest first by joining their cross-party network to build consensus and campaign together on the big issues including health and social care, the environment and mental health”.

Tabitha Morton, CEO of More United said:

“In 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”.