Labour lead the sta­dium stand­ings

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

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...

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