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16/06/2011

Media release: Sir Alex Ferguson Peerage - MUST response

Sir Alex Ferguson Peerage - MUST response

Commenting on the Motion tabled in Parliament calling for Sir Alex Ferguson to be given a Peerage, a MUST spokesman said:
 
“MUST fully backs the Motion laid down in Parliament by Tony Lloyd and Graham Stringer, and believes Sir Alex would be thoroughly deserving of such a major honour in recognition of his immense achievements - not least his most recent - displacing Liverpool from their perch with our 19th League title. If Sir Alex does become Lord of Old Trafford the feedback we've already had through our website tells us United fans will be delighted for him ... as long as it doesn't interfere with his day job.”

ENDS
 
Notes to editors:
 
Link to EDM:
http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-11/1926

MUST website:
http://www.joinmust.org
 
1.       Both Tony Lloyd and Graham Stringer are well know Manchester United supporters. Tony Lloyd is also a patron of MUST.Labour MPs Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central) and Graham Stringer (Blackley and Broughton) tabled the Early Day Motion this week and it was published on 15th June 2011. 

2.       The text of the Motion reads as follows:

 
1926 SIR ALEX FERGUSON 15:6:11
That this House recognises the economic, social, cultural and sporting importance of football to the United Kingdom; is therefore surprised at the paucity of representatives from the world of football in the Upper House; further notes that Sir Alex Ferguson, as the manager of Aberdeen and Manchester United, is the most successful manager in the history of British football; and calls for him to be recommended for appointment to the House of Lords.

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