The comments made by Alison McGovern, the Shadow Minister for Sport, on 16 September 2020.
Over the last three months, Labour has constantly warned the Government of the imminent threat to local football clubs. Ongoing financial issues have been exacerbated by Coronavirus – with clubs unable to sell tickets and get fans into games.
Coordination and action from DCMS are urgently needed to avoid this happening across our country. Our towns can hardly afford to lose their local institutions after a decade of Conservative government and the shock of coronavirus.