Christine Jardine, Liberal Democrat candidate for Edinburgh West, has been officially endorsed by the progressive cross-party group More United, along with 34 other candidates from key seats around the country.
More United aims to crowdfund £250,000 over the course of the election and recruit 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 in order to reform our political structure and shift the balance of parliament away from extremism.
Ms Jardine commented:
“It’s an honour to be endorsed by More United, and I back their aim to make politics less extreme and less tribal one hundred per cent.
“If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that we must make a bigger effort to work across party lines and to come together to put the national interest first to move the country forward.
“If re-elected I look forward to working closely with my More United colleagues once again, and hopefully bringing about the progressive reforms that this country so badly needs.”
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.”