In a first at a UK general election, all three of the main political parties have outlined support for standing at the match in their manifestos.
The Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats have all included commitments to reform the all-seater legislation in their manifestos ahead of December’s General Election.
Earlier this autumn, research commissioned by the Government looking into possible reform of the all-seater legislation was published – it argued that more trials of standing areas in the top-flight are needed. The review into standing at football was launched back in June 2018 by then Sports Minister Tracey Crouch following a summer of intense campaigning from supporters – culminating in a Government petition signed by more than 112,000 fans.
The Conservative Party were the last to publish their manifesto and they say they “will work with fans and clubs towards introducing safe standing”.
Led by Dr Rosena Allin-Khan as shadow sports minister, Labour publicly committed to changing the all-seater laws covering the top two divisions last year – and have included the policy commitment in their 2019 manifesto.
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