Shadow minister Clive in Eastbourne to talk sport

Clive and Jake SUS-141120-161542001

Clive and Jake SUS-141120-161542001

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Labour’s Shadow Sports Minister Clive Efford visited Eastbourne recently and met with the party’s local candidate Jake Lambert to discuss proposals to give football fans a voice in their clubs.

Mr Efford’s proposals and would give supporters more commercial rights.

Jake Lambert, parliamentary candidate for Eastbourne and Willingdon in the General Election, said, “This would make a huge difference to fans feeling increasingly sidelined by big commercial interests in the game. It would ensure the voice of fans is heard in every decision from ticket prices to transfer budgets.

“It’s about sharing power, increasing accountability and building a society which responds to the needs of the many.”

Mr Lambert said “Sport can play a vital role in making our town healthier, happier and more prosperous.

“We have a fantastic university sports department in Eastbourne and great work is done by sports clubs engaging with schools and the community.

“Labour will do more to utilise the skills and facilities we have locally to help everyone enjoy a range of activities.”

Mr Efford also spoke to students and staff at the university’s of Brighton’s School of Sport and Service Management in Meads.