House of Commons
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PUNISHMENT BY THE FOOTBALL AUTHORITIES AGAINST AFC WIMBLEDON
EDM #992
Tabled 27 February 2007
2006-07 Session
There has been an amendment to this EDM.
That this House regrets that AFC Wimbledon of the Ryman League Premier Division has been deducted 18 points, fined and thrown out of the FA Trophy and the Surrey Senior Cup for registering a player without also completing an International Transfer Certificate, even through his previous club, Cardiff City, play in the Championship, which is in the English league structure, and he had retired from that club due to injury; believes that this is an excessive punishment for a minor administrative error, as the club sought no advantage and there was no dishonesty, and few people at a small community club would have realised he needed an international transfer; further notes that the error was only discovered when the player was given his first yellow card, and that if he had been a dirty player the mistake would have been uncovered earlier and the punishment would have been smaller; also notes that AFC Wimbledon was established when local fans set up their own community club after another injustice, the football authorities' decision to allow Wimbledon FC to move its franchise to Milton Keynes in 2002; congratulates AFC Wimbledon for regularly attracting crowds of several thousand and for rising from the bottom of the football pyramid to be just three promotions from entering the Football League; and regrets that if the deduction of 18 points is not reversed they will fall from top to only 13th in the Ryman League Premier Division and their fans will be robbed of the chance of celebrating promotion.

Signatures (92)

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.
Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
27 February 2007
Anderson, Janet
Labour
05 March 2007
Austin, John
Labour
05 March 2007
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
09 March 2007
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
12 March 2007
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
19 March 2007
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
28 February 2007
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
07 March 2007
Brown, Lyn
Labour
06 March 2007
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
08 March 2007
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
07 March 2007
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
05 March 2007
Cohen, Harry
Labour
08 March 2007
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
28 February 2007
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
02 March 2007
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
19 March 2007
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
01 March 2007
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
02 March 2007
Drew, Mr David
Labour
01 March 2007
Efford, Clive
Labour
27 February 2007
Etherington, Bill
Labour
08 May 2007
Fisher, Mark
Labour
07 March 2007
Flynn, Paul
Labour
28 February 2007
Gapes, Mike
Labour
01 March 2007
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
15 March 2007
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
28 February 2007
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
07 March 2007
Green, Damian
Conservative
14 March 2007
Greening, Justine
Conservative
19 March 2007
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
13 March 2007
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
28 February 2007
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
28 February 2007
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
20 March 2007
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
27 February 2007
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
01 March 2007
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
27 February 2007
Hoey, Kate
Labour
07 March 2007
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
02 March 2007
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
08 March 2007
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
07 March 2007
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
08 March 2007
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
27 February 2007
Jones, Helen
Labour
07 March 2007
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
27 February 2007
Key, Robert
Conservative
13 March 2007
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
08 March 2007
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
28 February 2007
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
02 March 2007
Lepper, David
Labour
28 March 2007
Linton, Martin
Labour
12 March 2007
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
27 February 2007
Lucas, Ian
Labour
27 February 2007
Main, Anne
Conservative
19 March 2007
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
06 March 2007
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
14 March 2007
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
02 March 2007
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
09 May 2007
McDonnell, John
Labour
28 February 2007
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
27 February 2007
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
27 February 2007
Mole, Chris
Labour
07 March 2007
Morgan, Julie
Labour
16 May 2007
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
25 April 2007
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
05 March 2007
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
06 March 2007
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
02 March 2007
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
08 March 2007
Pound, Stephen
Labour
07 March 2007
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
19 March 2007
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
06 March 2007
Salter, Martin
Labour
26 March 2007
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
07 March 2007
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
01 March 2007
Simpson, Alan
Labour
28 February 2007
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
02 March 2007
Stewart, Ian
Labour
06 March 2007
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
08 March 2007
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
13 March 2007
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
07 March 2007
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
28 February 2007
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
20 March 2007
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
28 February 2007
These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

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992A1
Dr Phyllis Starkey
"leave out from `club' to `in' in line 13."
Tabled 28 February 2007
Withdrawn
3 Signatures