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Fan-led review of football in England

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1765: tabled on 21 April 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the proposed fan-led review of football governance, but insists that it takes a comprehensive view of every aspect of both the men’s and women’s game in England; puts football fans front and centre of the review process and recommendations; asserts that no part of the game should be off the table for discussion, and that the sport of football grasps the opportunity to instigate widespread reform of the national game; acknowledges that football has proven unable to govern itself from the top of the game with elite clubs running roughshod over the wishes of fans, players and coaches, down to the lower leagues where historic clubs have disappeared forever; asserts that clubs are valuable cultural assets which are part of this country’s heritage and deserve special protection; encourages the fan-led review to reconfigure the power structures in football institutions so that fans are at, and continue to be at, the heart of the decision-making process; supports the concept of supporter board members and removes barriers to supporter ownership; seeks to protect clubs, improve transparency and financial sustainability, strengthen the football pyramid, and increase supporter engagement as per the Football Supporters’ Association’s Sustain The Game campaign; gives fans a voice in determining ticket prices, kick-off times, distribution of finances, funding of the grassroots; and emphasises that all of this can be delivered but recognises that a strong, independent regulatory body will be required, as may legislation, for this to be successful.

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.

Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2021
Streatham
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2021
Jarrow
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2021
City of Durham
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2021
Leeds East
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2021
Luton South
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2021
Salford and Eccles
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 21 April 2021
Leicester East
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2021
Hemsworth
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 April 2021
Strangford
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2021
Easington
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 22 April 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2021
Brent Central
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2021
Coventry South
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 26 April 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Stockport
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Sheffield, Hallam
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2021
Glasgow South West
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Bedford
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2021
Glasgow Central
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 April 2021
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 April 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 April 2021
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.