Labour manifesto includes powers for Supporters’ Trusts

The recent Labour Party manifesto includes specific proposals to strengthen the role of Supporters' Trusts in the running of their clubs. The commitment harks back to a policy review in 2014 when John Cruddas MP said:

"Football clubs are part of people’s identity and sense of belonging. Our plan is to give fans a stake in their clubs."

The relevant section of the manifesto is as follows:

"Sport must be run in the interests of those who participate in it and love it, not just for a privileged few. We will give football supporters the opportunity to have a greater say in how their clubs are run. We will legislate for accredited supporters trusts to be able to appoint and remove at least two club directors and to purchase shares when clubs change hands. We will review fan participation in sports governance more widely. "

We will report any mention of supporters trusts in other party manifestos if they appear.