James Frith, MP for Bury North, has signed a letter calling on the Football Association to fill empty seats at England matches with free tickets for schoolchildren.

The letter, signed by a cross-party group of 128 MPs was drafted by Shadow Sports Minister, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan and sent to FA Chair Greg Clarke.

It states that the 28,000 empty seats for the recent England game against Slovenia represent ‘28,000 lost opportunities to inspire England stars of the future’.

James Frith, MP for Bury North said:

“The FA does some good work in communities across the country but there is more to be done.

“There are dozens of schools in our local area that would welcome the opportunity to send children to Wembley Stadium to see England play.”

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