West Brom Football campaigners meet with politicians

Campaigners met with senior politicians this week to discuss the ownership and financial situation at West Bromwich Albion Football Club.

Representatives from Action for Albion and Shareholders for Albion outlined their concerns to West Midlands Mayor Andy Street and West Bromwich East MP Nicola Richards during a meeting that has been described by campaigners as “very productive.”

The supporters’ groups have been highlighting serious concerns about the developing situation at West Bromwich Albion and campaigning for a change of ownership to restore pride in the community-focussed Football Club. Action for Albion founder, Alistair Jones said:

“From the first day of our campaign we said that we want to campaign respectfully, legally and always maintain support for our team on the pitch.

“Thanks to this approach, we have retained the support of local MPs and we have now had the opportunity to raise our concerns with the West Midlands Mayor.

“On behalf of our organisations, I want to thank Andy for his time and Nicola for all the work she has put in to raise awareness of the situation at the club.

“Our meeting was very productive, and we look forward to working with both for the benefit of the club, the fans and the community that the club does so much to support.”

West Bromwich East MP Nicola Richards added: “We are fortunate to have such a historic football club serving our community.

“I have seen first hand the work that the club and its charity partner, The Albion Foundation, do in the local area.

“But to sustain this good work, the football club itself must also be a sustainable business. This is what I will continue to work with campaigners to achieve.”

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “I want to put on record my thanks to both Action for Albion and Shareholders for Albion.

“They’ve highlighted their concerns and organised their demonstrations in a constructive manner and it’s clear to see just how passionate supporters are to see a change for the better at their club.

“After our detailed and productive discussions about the current situation, I have no doubt that there are exciting opportunities for any potential investors.

“I look forward to continuing our dialogue and playing my part in ensuring the best possible outcome for the club and of course the fans. I know from some of my recent conversations with club leadership - including Mark Miles - that all parties involved want to see brighter days ahead.”


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