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St.James’ Park – Do Your Bit

12 years ago

As more MPs join  the SJP renaming protest, it is your chance to do your bit.

This is an Early Day Motion Number 2743, which was tabled on February 21st and now supported by 33 MPs at the last count.

If you don’t see your MP named please get in touch with them and ask them to add their name. Please do this especially if you have a north east MP who hasn’t as yet signed up and equally if you have an MP who is keen to say they are a football fan, whichever club they support. This is an issue which should have the support of all football fans and indeed all MPs.

In this day of modern communications pretty much all MPs should be able to found by searching the internet and/or in your local phonebook they will have a constituency office listed with contact details.

Primary sponsor: Ian Mearns

Supported by: Dave Anderson, Alan Beith, Nick Brown, Gregory Campbell, Ronnie Campbell, Tom Clarke, Jeremy Corbyn, David Crausby, John Cryer, Alex Cunningham, Tony Cunningham, Jim Dobbin, Frank Dobson, Jonathan Edwards, Clive Efford, Pat Glass, Mary Glindon, John Hemming, Stephen Hepburn, Ian Lavery, John Leech, Tony Lloyd, John McDonnell, Catherine McKinnell, Alan Meale, Chi Onwurah, Sir Bob Russell, Steve Rotheram, Joan Ruddock, Dennis Skinner, Graham Stringer and Ian Swales.

The Motion;

Newcastle United and the renaming of St James’ Park

That this House deeply regrets the decision to rebrand the historic home of Newcastle United Football Club, St James’ Park; condemns the corporate vandalism perpetrated by the clubs owners in removing the name “St James’ Park” from the stadium; warmly endorses the now famous front page banner headline of the local Evening Chronicle ‘St James’ Park and Always Will Be’; notes that the Chief Executive of Newcastle’s new shirt sponsor, Virgin Money has added her concerns about the rebranding and hopes that others will follow her example; notes that Newcastle City Council have debated and agreed a motion stating that the Council have no plans to change any way-finding signs which bear the name St James’ Park, rather than the name of Mike Ashley’s business; and urges Mike Ashley the owner of Newcastle United to reconsider his decision.


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