Bolton Wanderers: Local MP Raises Concerns With Government

Bolton MP Chris Green has written to the sports ministers to raise concerns about the ongoing issues with the club.

In his letter to Mims Davies the Bolton MP asks the government what it can do to ensure that the English Football League (EFL) carries out its responsibility to ensure that football club owners sufficiently pass the ‘fit and proper persons test’. 

It follows the joint letter written to the EFL which was co-signed by fellow Bolton MPs Sir David Crausby and Yasmin Qureshi which urged the EFL to intervene and support efforts to save the club.

It comes as Bolton owner Ken Anderson continues to fight against the clock to secure a takeover deal to avoid putting the club into administration,

Last week a winding up petition against Wanderers was adjourned to allow more time for a buyer to be found.

Mr Green said: “Bolton Wanderers are a fantastic local club with a proud history and are at the beating heart of the community, but they are going through some serious financial troubles.

“It is appalling that the current situation at BWFC has been allowed to go on for this long, which is why I have raised my concerns about the club’s situation with the Secretary of State.

“It is also very disappointing that I have not received a response from the EFL in regard to my recent letter signed by the MPs of the other two Bolton constituencies which is why I have also re-contacted the EFL, urging them for a response.”

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