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What the Liberal Democrat MPs backed by More United got up to over the summer..

September 11, 2017 12:40 PM
By Peter Taylor in More United - http://www.moreunited.uk/what_more_united_backed_mps_did_over_the_summer?utm_campaign=mp_update&utm_medium=email&utm_source=moreunited
Originally published by South Lincolnshire Liberal Democrats

During the parliamentary recess, MPs traditionally spend time in their constituencies, talk to their constituents, work on campaigns and promote local issues.

We've put together a round-up of highlights from More United-backed Liberal Democrat MPs so you can see a flavour of the things international, national and local that they've been up to.

Jo Swinson (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)Jo Swinson was elected deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats. She also joined the APPG on European Relations; and called on the government to halt arms sales to Venezuela.

Vince Cable (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)Vince Cable became leader of the Liberal Democrats and amongst other things gave an interview on needing to change the way executive pay is decided.

Norman Lamb (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)Norman Lamb organised an annual 'Village Tour' of Norfolk which was a great example of open engagement with people from all parts of his constituency.

Alistair Carmichael (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)Alistair Carmichael spoke out on the prosecution of BHS owner Dominic Chappell "'No prosecution will give back the jobs of 11,000 people who Philip Green effectively put on the dole by passing the company on to Mr Chappell. 'While Green continues to enjoy his knighthood and his yacht, we need to ensure that workers and pensioners are never again put through such an ordeal."

Jamie Stone (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)Jamie Stone took part in the Meet the MPs youtube programme which gave insight to the work of a new MP in Parliament.

Christine Jardine (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)Christine Jardine spoke out on the challenges facing generation Y.

More United MPs Norman Lamb, Alistair Carmichael, Christine Jardine, and others have signed Greener UK's Pledge for the Environment, committing to doing all they can to ensure the UK is a leader on climate change and environmentalism post-Brexit.

Read about More United MPs from othe parties here