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Gender Gap In Footballers' Pay

EDM number 1624 in 2017-19, proposed by Roger Godsiff on 12/09/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Equality, Pay and Sports.

That this House notes with concern the ongoing huge disparities between the pay and financial support provided to male footballers, and the lack of funding for female footballers; believes that women's football is just as important as men's, and should be recompensed and financed appropriately; condemns the recent decision of Crystal Palace to ask its female reserve players to find their own sponsorship of £250 each, while offering male player Wilfried Zaha a salary of £130,000 per week; congratulates Zaha on his decision to offer a financial contribution towards the women's team, but believes that women's sports should not have to rely on charity from men who are paid many times more than women; warmly congratulates Lewes FC, which is the first and only UK club to pay its men's and women's teams equally and provide equal resources for training; and recognises and condemns the structural misogyny which views women's work as being worth less than that of men.

This motion has been signed by a total of 10 MPs.

Roger Godsiff12/09/2018Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourProposed
Jim Shannon13/09/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins13/09/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Cunningham09/10/2018Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Caroline Lucas09/10/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Ronnie Cowan10/10/2018InverclydeScottish National PartySeconded
Liz Saville Roberts10/10/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Ruth George11/10/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Mary Glindon11/10/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Chris Stephens11/10/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned

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