This week, Labour announced a proposal to give football fans more of a say in what happens to their club. The proposals include the legal right to buy up to 10% of the club’s shares whenever its ownership changes, and powers to appoint directors to the board.
Fans would also have a say on ticket prices, shirt sponsorship, ground naming and any plans to change the colour of the strip or the name – something particularly welcomed by Cardiff City fans like me!
The plans mirror the model currently in place at Swansea City, which is working effectively and has the support of senior Premier League staff.
As a longstanding Cardiff City fan and season ticket holder, I know that clubs are part of our identity, not just as fans but as families and communities too. Our proposals will give supporters a stake in their clubs, something I know many of my fellow fans will agree with.
The Labour Party believes in giving fans a voice in the boardroom, so that power and responsibility is shared. It’s all part of our plan to change our country and give power to people.
My comments were featured in a WalesOnline story about the proposals. Click here to read the full article.
Could you help me campaign in Cardiff Central and let our community know about this proposal, and all the other work Labour are doing to put power back in the hands of people and drive positive change?
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