Labour Football is an organisation which brings together Labour supporting football fans to provide a forum in which we can discuss issues relating to the beautiful game.
The ultimate aims of the organisation are social and political – to help the Labour Party form a progressive football policy, building on the work that the last government did. This included establishing Supporters’ Direct. Labour Football is encouraging fan involvement and fan power in football, and campaigning for sustainable and responsible football clubs and communities (e.g. Show Wonga the Red Card). We work with Labour members, supporters and activists, councillors, MPs and MEPs across the UK to achieve these ends.
After our official launch on Tuesday 19th March 2013, over the coming months and years we will be organising campaigns and events across the country, ranging from roundtables on football governance, demonstrations, flash mobs, social media campaigns and establishing inter-CLP five-a-side tournaments.
If you would like to get involved, please contact Oliver Deed email@example.com, or via Twitter: @LabourFootball, @OllyDeed.
Oliver Deed is a member of Chipping Barnet CLP and life long football sufferer.
Tony Roome retired from the civil aviation sector a few years back, and now spends his time on issues concerning football, politics, boats and beer. He’s a Leyton Orient supporter, management committee member of the Supporters Club, and a trustee of the Leyton Orient Fans Trust.
He’s active in the Football Supporters’ Federation as Chair of Southern Region and a member of the National Council and is committed to the development of grassroots, lower and non-league football. Joined Labour in the West of Scotland in the late 70’s, now a member in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
Dr David Webber