Tuesday 14 March 2017 / 4:56 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

This is a step in the right direction and I’m glad the club has finally removed this archaic barrier to entry for women – Rosena Allin-Khan

Dr
Rosena Allin-Khan MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Sport
, commenting on
Muirfield Golf Club’s decision to overturn its men only policy, said:

“This
is a step in the right direction and I’m glad the club has finally removed this
archaic barrier to entry for women.

"But
it is disappointing that it took the removal of the club’s right to host the
Open Championship in order to compel members into action, rather than a genuine
desire to act in the interests of equality and fairness.

"Sports
like golf are part of our rich sporting heritage and our sporting future, but
centuries-old traditions cannot be used as an excuse to stand in the way of
equality.”