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Football Motion Tabled In Parliament
Football Motion Tabled In Parliament

Fans' group backed by Commons support

As part of the Time for Fans to Have a Say campaign the FSF is promoting the motion below in Parliament. Tabled by Alan Keen MP ten days ago so far it has the support of 44 MPs. These include former sports minister Tony Banks, and from a little closer to home, John Greenway, MP for Ryedale. The motion reads as follows...

EDM 703 - FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS That this House notes that football is now a multi-million pound industry but that the supporters that sustain the game are not treated as significant stakeholders, especially at national level; therefore believes the Football Supporters' Federation initiative, Time for Fans to Have a Say, is timely; welcomes examples of good practice at local level where some clubs, especially those that have active supporters' trusts and other fan organisations, are now consulting and involving supporters; calls on all in football to follow this good practice; believes that fans' organisations should be supported by the football industry; and supports the establishment of appropriate consultative arrangements so that fans' views can be sought on issues such as constant fixture changes, new broadcasting contracts, reductions in ticket allocations for away fans, measures to combat racism in football, policing and stewarding at football matches, and potential changes to national and domestic competitions.

Alan Keen has already had involvement in the world of football, chairing the All Party Parliamentary Football Group (pictured) last autumn. Getting backing from the very highest level is a great bonus for the Football Supporters Federation in its continuing campaign for fairer treatment of fans.

It seems City of York MP Hugh Bayley has yet to sign in support of this motion. You can encourage him to do so via email on

If you are not a resident of the City of York, and wish to email your local MP to ask them if they will be supporting EDM 703, you can find their details using the link below.

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