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PUNISHMENT BY THE FOOTBALL AUTHORITIES AGAINST AFC WIMBLEDON

EDM (Early Day Motion) 992: tabled on 27 February 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 92 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

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.

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
Signed on 27 February 2007
Nottingham North
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2007
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2007
West Bromwich West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2007
Aberdeen South
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Northampton South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2007
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2007
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2007
West Ham
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2007
Dumfries and Galloway
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2007
Enfield, Southgate
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2007
Sutton and Cheam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2007
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2007
Islington North
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2007
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2007
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2007
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2007
Kingston and Surbiton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2007
Stroud
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2007
Sunderland North
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2007
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2007
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2007
Ilford South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2007
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2007
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2007
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Green, Damian
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2007
Ashford
Greening, Justine
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Putney
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2007
Leeds North East
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2007
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2007
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2007
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Jarrow
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2007
Wirral West
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Gateshead East and Washington West
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2007
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2007
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2007
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2007
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2007
Cambridge
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2007
Warrington North
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Houghton and Washington East
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2007
Salisbury
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2007
Richmond Park
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2007
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2007
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2007
Brighton, Pavilion
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2007
Battersea
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Edmonton
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Wrexham
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
St Albans
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2007
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2007
Calder Valley
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2007
Portsmouth North
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 May 2007
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2007
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Crawley
Mole, Chris
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2007
Ipswich
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2007
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2007
Leeds North West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2007
Sunderland South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2007
Winchester
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2007
Croydon South
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2007
Croydon Central
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2007
Ealing North
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2007
Dover
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2007
Romford
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2007
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2007
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2007
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2007
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2007
Bradford West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2007
Eccles
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2007
Edinburgh East
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2007
Sherwood
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2007
Maidstone and The Weald
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2007
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

PUNISHMENT BY THE FOOTBALL AUTHORITIES AGAINST AFC WIMBLEDON (Amendment 1)
leave out from `club' to `in' in line 13.
Labour, Milton Keynes South West
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EDM 992A1: tabled on 28 February 2007