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Financial Disparity In Football

EDM number 766 in 2001-02, proposed by Bob Russell on 30/01/2002.

That this House views with great concern the increasing financial disparity in football between the richest clubs in the premiership and clubs playing in the lower divisions; recognises the vital social and economic role that all football clubs and particularly smaller clubs, for example Colchester United and Torquay United, play within the local community; commends the work that organisations including Supporters Direct play in assisting local supporter clubs to take ownership and rescue their own clubs from extinction, for example by using the trust model as at Chesterfield; notes with concern the present financial difficulties being experienced at York City Football Club; welcomes and applauds the strong efforts being made in York by supporters to develop a rescue plan and take ownership of the club; and calls on all associated with football to place great effort on ensuring the survival of league football at York, coupled with support for other clubs experiencing financial problems.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Bob Russell30/01/2002ColchesterLiberal DemocratProposed
Alan Reid30/01/2002Argyll & ButeLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Green30/01/2002LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes30/01/2002ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey30/01/2002North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Sanders30/01/2002TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Lamb31/01/2002North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Breed31/01/2002South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin31/01/2002Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Bill Etherington31/01/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John Barrett31/01/2002Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler31/01/2002North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer04/02/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard04/02/2002WalthamstowLabourSigned
Robert Wareing04/02/2002Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Tony Banks05/02/2002West HamLabourSigned
Mike Hancock05/02/2002Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andy Burnham05/02/2002LeighLabourSigned
Nigel Jones06/02/2002CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Clapham06/02/2002Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Eric Illsley07/02/2002Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
David Drew07/02/2002StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Huw Edwards07/02/2002MonmouthLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore08/02/2002HendonLabourSigned
Alan Meale12/02/2002MansfieldLabourSigned
John Mann13/02/2002BassetlawLabourSigned
Tony Clarke13/02/2002Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn13/02/2002Islington NorthLabourSigned
Paul Daisley13/02/2002Brent EastLabourSigned
Rudi Vis13/02/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Russell Brown27/02/2002DumfriesLabourSigned
Alan Simpson07/03/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Simon Hughes26/03/2002North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned

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