20 October 2022
Bridgen seeks assurances on Fan-Led Review of Football Governance

Andrew Bridgen seeks assurance from the Government that the recommendations of the fan-led review will be implemented in full, to ensure better football governance.

Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con)

A year ago, I and a number of colleagues from across the House had to intervene when, due to poor governance, Derby County football club went into administration and came within a few days of going out of business before being rescued by local supporter David Clowes. Can the Minister assure the House and all football fans that the recommendations of the fan-led review will be implemented in full, so that we can get better governance in this important industry?

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (Stuart Andrew)

Sadly, my hon. Friend’s example demonstrates the need for reform within football. I can tell him that I am taking this matter incredibly seriously, which is why I want to take the time to review and ensure that we are getting this right. We want to give confidence to all the fans who enjoy this great sport.

Hansard