House of Commons
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MANCHESTER UNITED
EDM #719
Tabled 09 February 2005
2004-05 Session
That this House notes the renewed attempt to take over Manchester United PLC by Malcolm Glazer and his company Tampa Bay Buccaneers American football franchise; recognises that senior players, Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand, have spoken out against the bid; recalls that the overwhelming majority of Manchester United supporters oppose the bid; believes that any takeover designed to transform the club into a private company would be against the interests of supporters and football; considers that profit increases in ticket and merchandise prices in order to increase shareholder return would conflict with the club's wider obligations; accepts that football clubs differ from other trading companies in owing real accountability to their customers, the supporters; calls upon the Premier League and the football authorities to use the powers that they have to ensure that full information about the benefits and disbenefits of this bid to football in general and Manchester United in particular be placed in the public domain; is aware that bankers, N M Rothschild, are backing this bid; calls on them to issue a statement explaining how they intend to measure support for this takeover from football supporters in line with statements that that is their intention; and reiterates its request to the Department of Trade and Industry to take steps to regulate any takeover on public interest grounds.

Signatures (115)

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.
Barron, Kevin
Labour
24 March 2005
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
21 February 2005
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
08 March 2005
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
21 February 2005
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
21 February 2005
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
17 March 2005
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
10 March 2005
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
10 February 2005
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
24 February 2005
Burnham, Andy
Labour
10 February 2005
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
23 February 2005
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
10 February 2005
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
24 February 2005
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
24 February 2005
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
06 April 2005
Cohen, Harry
Labour
01 March 2005
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
22 February 2005
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
23 February 2005
Cox, Tom
Labour
08 March 2005
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
22 February 2005
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
09 February 2005
Davey, Valerie
Labour
17 March 2005
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
01 March 2005
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
10 February 2005
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
16 March 2005
Dowd, Jim
Labour
23 February 2005
Drew, Mr David
Labour
10 February 2005
Drown, Julia
Labour
18 March 2005
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
21 February 2005
Etherington, Bill
Labour
25 February 2005
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
21 March 2005
Flynn, Paul
Labour
24 February 2005
Follett, Barbara
Labour
04 March 2005
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
18 March 2005
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
10 February 2005
Gapes, Mike
Labour
04 April 2005
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
22 February 2005
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
22 February 2005
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
22 February 2005
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
24 March 2005
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
21 February 2005
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
24 February 2005
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
14 March 2005
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
08 March 2005
Heyes, David
Labour
28 February 2005
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
02 March 2005
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
16 March 2005
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Democratic Unionist Party
01 March 2005
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
22 February 2005
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
03 March 2005
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
21 February 2005
Jones, Helen
Labour
23 February 2005
Jones, Lynne
Labour
10 February 2005
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
23 February 2005
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
01 March 2005
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
07 March 2005
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
01 March 2005
King, Andy
Labour
09 March 2005
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
18 March 2005
Lepper, David
Labour
23 February 2005
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
09 February 2005
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
09 March 2005
Lucas, Ian
Labour
24 February 2005
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
24 February 2005
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
10 February 2005
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
02 March 2005
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
21 February 2005
McDonnell, John
Labour
10 February 2005
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
03 March 2005
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
21 February 2005
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
22 February 2005
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
22 March 2005
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
16 March 2005
Owen, Albert
Labour
23 February 2005
Perham, Linda
Labour
08 March 2005
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
21 March 2005
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
23 February 2005
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
21 February 2005
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
08 March 2005
Rapson, Syd
Labour
10 February 2005
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
10 March 2005
Ruane, Chris
Labour
21 February 2005
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
17 March 2005
Russell, Christine
Labour
09 February 2005
Sawford, Phil
Labour
23 February 2005
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
04 April 2005
Simpson, Alan
Labour
10 February 2005
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
23 February 2005
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
24 February 2005
Stringer, Graham
Labour
09 February 2005
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
03 March 2005
Tami, Mark
Labour
23 March 2005
Taylor, David
Labour
21 March 2005
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
23 February 2005
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
21 February 2005
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
22 February 2005
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
08 March 2005
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
02 March 2005
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
21 March 2005
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
08 March 2005
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
02 March 2005
Vaz, Keith
Labour
22 March 2005
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
23 February 2005
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
10 March 2005
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
21 February 2005
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
28 February 2005
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
02 March 2005
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
03 March 2005
Wright, David
Labour
25 February 2005
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion