Jenny Chapman MP

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Jenny speaks against ticket touts

Jenny debates in Parliament about damaging online practice.

Jenny Chapman MP has spoken out against 'damaging' online ticket touting businesses that lead customers into paying far more than the original recommended price when buying concert tickets.

In a Parliamentary debate on the Consumer Rights Bill, Jenny said, 'I understand that millions of pounds are being taken out of the music industry, in particular. I support small venues in my constituency. 

'They really do struggle. I do not mind paying top dollar for a ticket for a band I want to see, but I want to know that that money goes to the person who bought the ticket at a fair price, the venue or the artist.'

Jenny's comments come in the wake of ticket sales websites being open to computer generated programmes buying many of the available tickets, stopping genuine customers from buying at a fair, recommended price. 

The practice is 'distorting the market' and resulting in smaller music venues suffering, something Jenny is keen to tackle.

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