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FOOTBALL CLUBS AND THE LIVING WAGE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 355: tabled on 20 July 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 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 welcomes the decision of Premier League football to pay a living wage; notes that this will not be introduced until the 2016-17 season; applauds the work of the GMB's End Foul Pay campaign highlighting this issue; further notes the findings of a Survation poll of football fans showing 84 per cent of supporters want Premier League and Football League clubs to pay the living wage; further notes that according to figures published by Deloitte the last recorded season 2013-14, combined revenues of English Premier League clubs increased 29 per cent and increased by 12 per cent in the Championship; believes the wealth within football means that clubs can well afford to pay all their contracted and sub-contracted workers a living wage in the forthcoming 2015-16; supports the trades unions campaigning and organising workers across the sports sectors which often possess enormous inequalities; and encourages Premier League and Football League clubs to end foul pay and become living wage employers for the new season.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Blaydon
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Sheffield Central
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2015
Worthing West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Islington North
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 July 2015
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Haigh, Louise
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Sheffield, Heeley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Luton North
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2015
Bradford East
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
Wansbeck
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Dundee West
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
South Shields
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McGinn, Conor
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
St Helens North
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Gateshead
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Easington
Rayner, Angela
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Ashton-under-Lyne
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Belfast East
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Gordon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Ealing, Southall
Sherriff, Paula
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Dewsbury
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Bolsover
Smith, Cat
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Lancaster and Fleetwood
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
Cambridge

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.