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UKMA Praised by MPs

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06 February 2015

The United Kingdom Minifootball Association is delighted to say that we have been the subject of an early day motion in the House Of Commons.

The motion, Early Day Motion Number 738, tabled on the 26th January 2015 reads: “That this House marks the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the European Mini Football Championships by congratulating the UK Mini Football Association for ensuring the full involvement of teams in local, regional, national as well as European competitions via its membership of the European Mini Football Federation; notes the success of the England, Scotland and Wales teams at the recent European Mini Football Championships in Montenegro; and further notes the success of small sided football with 1.3 million people playing competitive mini football each week across the UK.”

It has been signed by many prominent UK MP’s such as Labour’s Diane Abbot, Rob Flello, Tom Watson, and one of the longest serving MP’s in the country, Dennis Skinner, who has been the MP in Bolsover since 1970. The EDM has received cross party support, with the Liberal David Ward, Elfyn Llwyd of Plaid Crmryu and the Democratic Unionist Jim Shannon all lending signatures, together with the Independent Mike Hancock.

It can be viewed here:

What are Early Day Motion’s?
Early day motions (EDMs) are formal motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons.

How are EDMs used?
EDMs are used for reasons such as publicising the views of individual MPs, drawing attention to specific events or campaigns, and demonstrating the e xtent of parliamentary support for a particular cause or point of view.