Chi Onwurah MP for Newcastle Central has secured an end of day adjournment debate on the effective regulation of Newcastle United on Thursday 24th January.
Ms Onwurah said:
“ Over the past few years constituents have contacted me in ever greater numbers to express their concerns about Newcastle United Football Club, particularly its finances and the commitment of the Club’s owner, Mr Ashley, to the fans and the City as well as with regard to Mr Ashley’s other financial investment. The response to my petition in July reflecting this was that I should do more to highlight these concerns.
“ I have now secured a parliamentary debate on the effectiveness of regulation of Newcastle United Football Club in the House of Commons on Thursday 24th January. I will be raising fans concerns with regard to NUFC, and wider concerns about the Premier League and the regulation of the football clubs which are so important a part of our sporting and cultural heritage and passion.
“ Recently, in a debate on Coventry City, Mims Davis, the Minister for Sport said
“is not Government’s direct responsibility to be the custodians of one particular football club, but it is our responsibility to hold to account those club owners who sign up to be custodians of a club but do not show that to be in their hearts”
“ This debate will my give Government the opportunity to hold Mr Ashley to account.
Chi wants constituents to get in touch with her as soon as possible before the debate to set out their issues of concern in relation to Newcastle United
Notes for Editors
- Chi presented petition to Parliament on Football Club Ownership:
- Parliamentary Timetable: