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GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1245: tabled on 01 April 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 66 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 recognises the importance of grassroots football to communities; notes that participation in football promotes a healthy, active lifestyle, develops team work and builds lasting friendships among children; further notes with great concern the declining standards of pitches and facilities across the country and the hardships faced by local authorities to invest in grassroots football due to cuts in funding from central Government, often combined with higher charges to use pitches; further notes the huge success of the Premier League at home and around the world leading to soaring revenues and higher wages for players at the very top of the sport; and calls on the Government to work with the Football Association and Premier League to divert more funds from the Premier League into children's grassroots football by committing 7.5 per cent of money produced by domestic and international broadcasting rights, to guarantee the future of English football and to give every child the opportunity to participate in grassroots football.

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.

Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2014
Coventry North East
Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2014
Nottingham North
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2014
Rother Valley
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2014
Sheffield South East
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2014
Sheffield Central
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2014
Congleton
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Gower
Chapman, Jenny
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2014
Darlington
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2014
West Lancashire
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 April 2014
Edinburgh West
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2014
Aberdeen North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 29 April 2014
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
Ilford South
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 8 April 2014
Portsmouth South
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 2014
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2014
Jarrow
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2014
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2014
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
Knowsley
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2014
Cambridge
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Tottenham
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2014
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Edinburgh North and Leith
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 28 April 2014
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 29 April 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2014
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2014
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Dundee West
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Gateshead
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2014
Newport East
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2014
Easington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 April 2014
Leeds North West
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2014
Ynys Môn
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 May 2014
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2014
Halifax
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2014
Glasgow North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2014
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Vale of Clwyd
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 April 2014
Torbay
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 April 2014
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2014
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2014
Blackley and Broughton
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Bradford South
Turner, Karl
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2014
Kingston upon Hull East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2014
Leicester East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2014
Walsall South
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 2014
Cleethorpes
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2014
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2014
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
St Helens North
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2014
Ceredigion
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2014
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.