Yesterday I wrote about a call from a Conservative Kent MP who wants other MPs to endorse the women’s national football activity. I explained it here in my blog that is available here which presents the text for the document. The MP is Tracey Crouch who represents Chatham and Aylesford. Sadly so far there have only been another 10 MPs who have bothered to sign this document. We now need our local MPs to endorse it. I am proud that Caroline Lucas is one of the 10 MPs that have endorsed the Early Day Motion so far. I have been looking for comments from some other MPs in case they could be called to endorse the document. These following comments come from MPs that so far have not signed the EDM but which have raised comments about female footballing. Let us hope that their constituent residents will be willing to send them a call for signing the EDM. In the case of the other many MPs that are not listed here, they still need to be challenged to sign the EDM. I did list the MPs who have endorsed the EDM document yesterday so it is easy to find the list of supporters. Here are a few comments from a few MPs.
Female footballers feel that sometimes they are treated as second-class citizens. Female football is always second to male football in funding, access to training, pitches and media coverage. Girls’ and women’s teams often get given second-hand equipment after the boys’ have finished with it.Kim Leadbeater – Labour Batley and Spen
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will prioritise the safe passage to the UK for Afghanistan’s junior female football team.Catherine West – Labour Hornsey and Wood Green
To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to increase the number of female football coaches.Julie Elliott – Labour Sunderland Central