MP asks Prime Minister for details on help for the club

LETTER Mike Hancock MP
LETTER Mike Hancock MP

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THE Prime Minister David Cameron has been asked to give further details on how he plans to help resolve Pompey’s off-field problems.

Portsmouth North MP Mike Hancock has sent a letter to the Prime Minister after he said ‘we must do everything we can’ to keep the club going.

It came after Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt called on Mr Cameron to ask HMRC to meet Pompey officials over the club’s winding-up petition for unpaid tax.

In the letter, Mr Hancock said: ‘It would be wonderful if we were able to put your weight behind securing the future of a football club that is steeped in traditions and which means so much to so many throughout the city.

‘I would therefore be interested to hear what steps you would be willing to take to help save the club. With the prospect of liquidation looming any financial assistance you may be able to offer the club would be enormously helpful and universally welcomed.

‘I look forward to the day when we will once again be able to welcome your team, Aston Villa, to Fratton Park as a stable and successful club.’