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FOOTBALL GOVERNANCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 826: tabled on 06 December 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 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 expresses its appreciation to the 266 clubs in the Football Conference, and the Isthmian, Southern and Northern Premier Leagues for the contribution they make to the communities they serve, the opportunity they provide for men and women, boys and girls to play and enjoy football, for the part they play in assisting with the tackling of social problems, inequality and deprivation, and for the pleasure they give to the thousands of people who watch their matches and the millions more who follow their fortunes; commends the efforts made by the boards of these leagues to instil financial responsibility and discipline in the running of clubs at this level; notes with regret that the leagues are denied the opportunity to participate fully in the governance of the English game; and calls on the Football Association (FA) to establish an Alliance Game Board and grant it representation on the main board of the FA.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2013
Southend West
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
West Bromwich West
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Sheffield South East
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2012
Harrow East
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2012
Islington North
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2012
Chatham and Aylesford
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Workington
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 January 2013
Belfast North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2012
Cities of London and Westminster
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2012
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 17 December 2012
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
North Tyneside
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2012
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2012
Luton North
Jones, Mr Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2012
Nuneaton
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2012
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2013
Eastbourne
McCartney, Karl
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2012
Lincoln
McGovern, Alison
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2013
Wirral South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2012
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2013
Newport East
Penrose, John
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2013
Weston-super-Mare
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2012
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Bolton South East
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2013
Liverpool, Walton
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2013
Hazel Grove
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
Bradford South
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2012
Alyn and Deeside
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2012
Cleethorpes
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2012
St Helens North
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2013
St Helens South and Whiston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.