Tempo has changed on safe standing

Tempo has changed on safe standing

Sport
Responding to news that the Football Association has backed safe standing at football grounds in England if there is "clear evidence that satisfies authorities" Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron said: “I am glad the FA have joined the EFL and recognised the pleas of fans for a better atmosphere and cheaper tickets. Let's hope that their support proves to be a game-changer. “For the Conservative Government, the tempo has changed and it is now a high pressure game. They must get the ball rolling and make safe standing happen.” You can join the Liberal Democrats to fight for safe standing reform by visiting www.libdems,org.uk/join
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Lib Dems Call For Safe Standing

Lib Dems Call For Safe Standing

Sport
As the new football season kicks off, former Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has called for the Government to throw its weight behind the campaigns to introduce safe standing at football and to cap tickets at £20. The Liberal Democrats MP has warned Conservatives Ministers to “take football reforms by the scruff of the neck”. The Lib Dems – the first party to do so – wants the Government to scrap existing legislation that prevents clubs from introducing safe standing. This would give fans the choice to stand as they get behind their team. He has also backed the Football Supporters’ Federation’s campaign, ‘Twenty's Plenty’, which wants clubs to cap away tickets in the Premier League at £20. Tim Farron said: “By ignoring the noise from the terraces, the Government…
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Safe Standing should be rolled out – Sam Jones

Safe Standing should be rolled out – Sam Jones

Sport
League One side Shrewsbury Town have become the first English club to apply to have safe standing at their ground. Commenting on the news, Culture, Media and Sport spokesperson Christine Jardine said: “It’s a real sign of progress that this week we have seen Shrewsbury Town applying for safe-standing at New Meadow and West Bromwich Albion expressing clear intent to move forward with plans to introduce standing at the Hawthorns. “We have seen how successful it has been at Celtic Park and I’m glad to see some movement on an issue that my party have championed from the outset. There’s still a way to go to give fans more choice and value for money but this is extremely encouraging.” Liberal Democrats Campaigner Sam Jones said: "If the evidence is saying…
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