Friday 6 December 2019 / 10:30 PM Tom Watson

This Tory pledge won’t undo the years of damage done to grassroots sports facilities by a decade of austerity – Tom Watson

Tom Watson, Labour’s Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, commenting on the Conservatives’ grassroots football announcement, said:

“This Tory pledge won’t undo the years of damage done to grassroots sports facilities by a decade of austerity.

“We’ve lost over 800 pitches as well as hundreds more swimming pools, sports halls and tennis courts.

“A last minute election pledge can’t make up for years of brutal cuts.”