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Secondary Ticketing Market

EDM number 908 in 2014-15, proposed by Steve Rotheram on 24/03/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Consumers, Leisure and Regulation.

That this House congratulates the company Twickets on its success in the re-sale ticket market; believes that Richard Davies and the Twickets board are undertaking vitally important work to address the problems that exist with the secondary ticketing market; notes that the company offers a transparent way for the exchange of tickets for music, sport, theatre and other leisure events; welcomes Twickets' attempt to drive change in the ticket re-sale market by allowing customers to exchange tickets for face value or less; congratulates Twickets for having 250,000 users since 2011; further believes that the Government must bring forward legislative proposals to stop the exploitation of fans by unscrupulous touts, and that ordinary fans are being priced out of seeing the artists, shows or teams that they love; further believes that the Secretary of State of Culture, Media and Sport is wrong to describe ticket touts as entrepreneurs; and the supports the #PutFans1st campaign.

This motion has been signed by a total of 3 MPs.

Steve Rotheram24/03/2015Liverpool, WaltonLabourProposed
Alan Meale25/03/2015MansfieldLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell25/03/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded

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