Friday 28 September 2018 / 10:54 PM Sport / Tom Watson

Tom Watson responds to Theresa May backing a joint UK and Ireland bid for the World Cup in 2030

Tom Watson MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, responding to news that Theresa May is ready to back a joint UK and Ireland bid for the World Cup in 2030, said:

“Back in July I announced that a future Labour government would lend its full backing to a bid for the World Cup in 2030.

“I’m delighted that the Prime Minister has followed Labour’s lead and is willing to back a bid.

“This summer’s World Cup and the performance of England inspired the nation.

“In 2030, it’s time for football to come home.”