Leicestershire MP’s back a review of standing at football grounds
Did you know that Mike Hancock (Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South) put forward the following Early Day Motion (EDM) to the House of Parliament:
STANDING AREAS AT FOOTBALL GROUNDS 15.11.2006
That this House urges the Government to re-examine the case for introducing small, limited sections of safe standing areas at football grounds; further urges the Government to recognise that there is widespread support for such areas, and that improvements in stadium design and technology mean that with rigorous safety specifications standing areas could be safely re-introduced; and calls on the Minister concerned to convene a meeting of representatives of the police, supporters, Premier League clubs and the Football Licensing Authority to find a way forward.
The following MP’s had signed the motion before I lobbied our Leicestershire MP’s:
Mr S Dorrell Conservative (Charnwood) Sir P Soulsby Labour (Leicester South)
As a direct result of lobbying the following three more Leicestershire MP’s have now signed:
Mr D Taylor Labour (North West Leicestershire)
Mr David Tredinnick Conservative (Bosworth)
Mr Keith Vaz Labour (Leicester East)
I have also established that the following MP’s are precluded from signing due to their position in the house:….