It’s great news that Darlington Football Club is returning to the town from Bishop Auckland, says Jenny.
The MP has been closely involved in the delicate negotiations to end the club’s four-year exile and sign an agreement with the rugby club to play at Blackwell Meadows.
“After a long struggle, it’s great that the club is coming home,” she said. “A football club is the beating heart of a community.
“This is a new beginning, with the prospect of a growing fan base, a secure future for both clubs and, I hope, an end to the roller-coaster ride supporters have had to endure.
“And, with promotion in sight this season, who knows? We could soon see the club returning to the Football League, too!”
Jenny paid tribute to the negotiators from both clubs and from Darlington Borough Council. “I know how hard people have worked to achieve this,” she said.
“But we must not forget the supporters who have stayed with the club throughout the hard times. They are the ones who have made this possible, through their patience and dedication to the cause.”
Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form students talk politics with Jenny in ParliamentSee all posts
Posted by James Metcalfe · March 30, 2017 3:06 PM
QE students quiz Jenny on their annual visit to Parliament
Jenny Chapman MP met with a group of A Level Politics students last week on their annual trip to the Houses of Parliament.
The Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College students took part in a tour of Parliament and had an opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with Jenny.
Jenny said of the session, 'It was a pleasure to meet the students on their visit to London.
'I have a close relationship with the Politics department at QE and I always look forward to these Q&As; they often ask me the toughest questions and it is fantastic to hear their views on current affairs and politics'.
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