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Clive Efford MP

Shadow Culture Minister

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  • = Key Development Thursday 22nd January
  • 15:30 TTIPing the Balance The House Magazine

    15:30 | The House Magazine | PoliticsHome The House Magazine TTIPing the Balance

      Any treaty with implications for the future of the NHS should be subject to parliamentary approval, argues Clive Efford The debate about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has caused widespread concern among o... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 8th January
  • 13:02 Women's Aid comments on Ched Evans' non-signing by Oldham FC Press Release

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    Women's Aid press release Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women's Aid said: “We are unsurprised Odlham Football Club have chosen not to sign Ched Evans. Ched Evans is a convicted rapist, released on licence, who has neither accepted h... Continue to article

  • 12:17 Story (5 links): Shadow Minister urges FA to intervene over Evans

    PoliticsHome Shadow Minister urges FA to intervene over Evans Story View links

    Labour is calling on the Football Association to intervene in Oldham Athletic’s reported plan to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.

    In a letter yesterday, Shadow Sports Minister Clive Efford urged the FA to take the lead on the case instead of relying on individual clubs' discretion.

    “The decision on whether players should return to football after committing serious offences is not a matter solely for individual clubs and I have asked the FA to refuse his registration when Oldham Athletic approach them," he wrote.

    Sky News reported this morning that the club's deal to sign the striker had been called off.

    Speaking this morning, Mr Efford argued that financial pressures on clubs meant they were not best placed to make moral determinations.

    "I don’t think this is an issue that should just be resolved by a club. The club’s under pressure to do the best for Oldham Athletic; they’re not in a good situation at the moment and looking at a striker that might be available relatively cheap," he told the Today programme.

    "All those sorts of pressures might lead to them setting aside the wider issue of how this impacts on people’s impression of what football is about."


  • 08:35 Clive Efford: Ched Evans issue should be resolved by FA, not clubs On air

    On Air | Clive Efford MP | Shadow Culture Minister | Today, BBC Radio 4 Video Clive Efford MP

    Clive Efford argued that the Football Association should rule on whether footballers convicted of rape, such as Ched Evans, should be allowed to remain in the game.  “I don’t think this is an issue that should just be resolved by a club.... Continue to article

  • 07:00 Brian Reade: Westminster politicians lecturing clubs about Ched Evans are just using football - don't fall for it News

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    Don't be fooled by the self-serving hypocrisy of political parties using the game to make them appear in touch with the people Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 6th January
  • 12:22 Clive Efford: Signing Ched Evans would send wrong message to young fans On air

    On Air | Clive Efford MP | Shadow Culture Minister | Daily Politics, BBC Two Video Clive Efford MP

    Clive Efford spoke after Oldham confirmed it was continuing talks on signing convicted rapist Ched Evans. "There's a lot more that goes in on football than just what goes on on the pitch on Saturday afternoons. They pride themselves on w... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 5th January
  • 15:31 In Brief Events

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    Prime Minister David Cameron hosts talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Downing Street to discuss European Union reform, Ukraine and relations with Russia and plans for the June G7 summit Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond visits... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 25th November
  • 12:10 Hunt says he took children to A&E to avoid GP wait House of Commons

    Hunt says he took children to A&E to avoid GP wait House of Commons

    Jeremy Hunt has admitted taking his children to A&E instead of a GP surgery, in apparent contradiction of advice from his own department. The Department of Health has repeatedly stressed that patients should avoid accident and emergency... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 21st November
  • 07:18 Clive Efford: Why my NHS bill will put patients ahead of profit PoliticsHome News

    Clive Efford: Why my NHS bill will put patients ahead of profit PoliticsHome News Clive Efford: Why my NHS bill will put patients ahead of profit

    As MPs prepare to debate his National Health Service (amended duties and powers) Bill, Labour MP Clive Efford argues that the Government's 2012 reforms have left the NHS at the mercy of the private sector The Tories fought the last elect... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 20th November
  • 15:11 LabourList blog: Labour MP urges fellow MPs to back bill to curb zero hours contractstomorrow News

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    Tomorrow Clive Efford’s, isn't the only Private Members Bill that’ll have it’s second reading in the Commons Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 13th November
  • 13:46 Labour: Fifa has no choice but to publish Michael Garcia's report in full - Clive Efford Press Release

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    A press release from Labour: Clive Efford MP, Labour's Shadow Minister for Sport said: "Fifa has no choice but to publish Michael Garcia's report in full, if it expects anyone to believe its claims that that there has been no cover up... Continue to article

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  • 21:47 Story (20 links): PM: Blatter should quit

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    David Cameron has lent his support to those calling for Sepp Blatter to step down from his role as head of Fifa after his comments on racism in football. A Downing Street spokesman told PoliticsHome that the Prime Minister backed Hugh Robertson's calls for Mr Blatter's resignation.


    Mr Cameron said in a statement: “It’s appalling to suggest that racism in any way should be accepted as part of the game. A lot of work has gone into ridding racism from all aspects of our society, including football. As many of our top sports stars have rightly pointed out, now is not the time for complacency.”


    Mr Blatter earlier hit back at critics on Twitter. As leading politicians united to call for Mr Blatter's resignation, he tweeted at footballer Rio Ferdinand: "We have done several joint activities to raise awareness on the struggle against racism in South Africa. Fifa has a long-standing and proud record in the area of anti-discrimination which will continue."

    Sports Minister Mr Robertson said his comments were "incredibly serious", while his shadow Clive Efford described them as "utterly unacceptable and totally outrageous". Ed Miliband also said: "Football needs new leadership."

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Shadow Minister urges FA to intervene over Evans

Labour is calling on the Football Association to intervene in Oldham Athletic’s reported plan to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.

In a letter yesterday, Shadow Sports Minister Clive Efford urged the FA to take the lead on the case instead of relying on individual clubs' discretion.

“The decision on whether players should return to football after committing serious offences is not a matter solely for individual clubs and I have asked the FA to refuse his registration when Oldham Athletic approach them," he wrote.

Sky News reported this morning that the club's deal to sign the striker had been called off.

Speaking this morning, Mr Efford argued that financial pressures on clubs meant they were not best placed to make moral determinations.

"I don’t think this is an issue that should just be resolved by a club. The club’s under pressure to do the best for Oldham Athletic; they’re not in a good situation at the moment and looking at a striker that might be available relatively cheap," he told the Today programme.

"All those sorts of pressures might lead to them setting aside the wider issue of how this impacts on people’s impression of what football is about."



PM: Blatter should quit

David Cameron has lent his support to those calling for Sepp Blatter to step down from his role as head of Fifa after his comments on racism in football. A Downing Street spokesman told PoliticsHome that the Prime Minister backed Hugh Robertson's calls for Mr Blatter's resignation.


Mr Cameron said in a statement: “It’s appalling to suggest that racism in any way should be accepted as part of the game. A lot of work has gone into ridding racism from all aspects of our society, including football. As many of our top sports stars have rightly pointed out, now is not the time for complacency.”


Mr Blatter earlier hit back at critics on Twitter. As leading politicians united to call for Mr Blatter's resignation, he tweeted at footballer Rio Ferdinand: "We have done several joint activities to raise awareness on the struggle against racism in South Africa. Fifa has a long-standing and proud record in the area of anti-discrimination which will continue."

Sports Minister Mr Robertson said his comments were "incredibly serious", while his shadow Clive Efford described them as "utterly unacceptable and totally outrageous". Ed Miliband also said: "Football needs new leadership."