Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne, has backed growing calls for an England-led, UK bid to host the 2030 World Cup, as the Labour Party officially announced its support for a bid which would coincide with the centenary year of the World Cup in the UK.
After an incredibly successful tournament in Russia where England reached the semi-final stage for the first time in 28 years, the Deputy leader of the Labour Party, Tom Watson revealed Labour want the World Cup to come to the UK in 12 years’ time, in order to celebrate the centenary of the tournament.
Mr Watson also revealed that an incoming Labour government would make the organisation of a bid a top priority, and promised to work with the Conservative Party if they are still in government to ensure a successful bid. England have previously failed with bids to host the 2006 tournament and the 2018 contest, which went to Russia.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“I’m fully behind an England-led bid for the whole of the UK to host the 2030 World Cup – It’s the national game, it can bring the country together and it can give us hope.
“We have the stadiums, infrastructure and history in place to ensure an amazing celebration of football. Considering it would be 100 years since the World Cup began, I think it would be fitting to host the tournament in the nation that gave the world football!”