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FINANCIAL DISPARITY IN FOOTBALL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 766: tabled on 30 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House views with great concern the increasing financial disparity in football between the richest clubs in the premiership and clubs playing in the lower divisions; recognises the vital social and economic role that all football clubs and particularly smaller clubs, for example Colchester United and Torquay United, play within the local community; commends the work that organisations including Supporters Direct play in assisting local supporter clubs to take ownership and rescue their own clubs from extinction, for example by using the trust model as at Chesterfield; notes with concern the present financial difficulties being experienced at York City Football Club; welcomes and applauds the strong efforts being made in York by supporters to develop a rescue plan and take ownership of the club; and calls on all associated with football to place great effort on ensuring the survival of league football at York, coupled with support for other clubs experiencing financial problems.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Northampton South
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2002
Keighley
Daisley, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Brent East
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2002
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2002
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2002
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Sunderland North
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2002
Walthamstow
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2002
Ludlow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2002
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2002
North Devon
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2002
Chesterfield
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2002
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2002
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2002
Cheltenham
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2002
North Norfolk
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Bassetlaw
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2002
Mansfield
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2002
Argyll and Bute
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2002
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Nottingham South
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2002
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2002
Liverpool, West Derby

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.