Early day motion 2743

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NEWCASTLE UNITED AND THE RENAMING OF ST JAMES' PARK

That this House deeply regrets the decision to rebrand the historic home of Newcastle United Football Club, St James' Park; condemns the corporate vandalism perpetrated by the club's owners in removing the name St James' Park from the stadium; warmly endorses the now famous front page banner headline of the local Evening Chronicle `St James' Park and Always Will Be'; notes that the Chief Executive of Newcastle's new shirt sponsor, Virgin Money, has added her concerns about the rebranding and hopes that others will follow her example; further notes that Newcastle City Council has debated and agreed a motion stating that the Council has no plans to change any wayfinding signs which bear the nameSt James' Park, rather than the name of Mike Ashley's business; and urges Mike Ashley, the owner of Newcastle United, to reconsider his decision.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 21.02.2012
Beith, Alan Liberal Democrats Berwick-Upon-Tweed 23.02.2012
Brown, Nicholas Labour Party Newcastle upon Tyne East 21.02.2012
Campbell, Gregory Democratic Unionist Party Londonderry East 23.02.2012
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 23.02.2012
Clarke, Tom Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 28.02.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 23.02.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 28.02.2012
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 28.02.2012
Cunningham, Alex Labour Party Stockton North 21.02.2012
Cunningham, Tony Labour Party Workington 23.02.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 23.02.2012
Dobson, Frank Labour Party Holborn and St Pancras 28.02.2012
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 23.02.2012
Efford, Clive Labour Party Eltham 28.02.2012
Glass, Pat Labour Party North West Durham 21.02.2012
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 21.02.2012
Harris, Tom Labour Party Glasgow South 08.03.2012
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 28.02.2012
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 21.02.2012
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 21.02.2012
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 27.03.2012
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 23.02.2012
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 23.02.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 28.02.2012
McKinnell, Catherine Labour Party Newcastle upon Tyne North 21.02.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 21.02.2012
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 21.02.2012
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 20.03.2012
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 05.03.2012
Onwurah, Chi Labour Party Newcastle upon Tyne Central 21.02.2012
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 01.03.2012
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 29.02.2012
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 28.02.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 29.02.2012
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 21.02.2012
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 27.02.2012
Swales, Ian Liberal Democrats Redcar 29.02.2012
Watts, Dave Labour Party St Helens North 08.03.2012
Wright, Iain Labour Party Hartlepool 08.03.2012