Labour lead the stadium standings
THEY say you shouldn’t mix football and politics, but it’s difficult to avoid it with a General Election just around the corner.
And an article by Philip Cowley on a New Statesman election website looks at which political parties are in power where football clubs are located.
In the Football League, it works out that Labour lead the way with 38 grounds, the Conservatives have 27 and the Lib Dems have seven.
Cowley said: “People kept querying Brighton – shouldn’t it be Green? – without realising that there are two Brighton seats. Brighton & Hove Albion’s ground is in Brighton Kemptown (which is Conservative), not Brighton Pavilion (which is Green).
“It is, in fact, also right on the border with Lewes (Lib Dem). Indeed, the car park and entrance to the ground are in Lewes, the pitch (and crucially for my purposes, the postcode) are in Kemptown.”
Let’s see how things look after May 7...