Labour party deputy leader Tom Watson visited Bradford yesterday to support Judith Cummins in her bid for re-election as the MP for Bradford South.
Mr Watson, who is also the party’s culture, media and sport spokesman, visited the Bradford Bulls and met with chairman Jaz Athwal and co-owner Andrew Chalmers ahead of the game against London Broncos.
He praised the work Judith did to make sure the Bradford Bulls survived after the company that owned it went into administration at the end of last year and subsequently into liquidation.
Mr Watson said: “Judith lives just down the road from Odsal Stadium, she’s a local and hard working MP who has been a valuable Member of Parliament. She offers Bradford South a strong voice in Westminster.
“A great example of this is her campaign for more police funding, her work opposing school cuts and her efforts on behalf of the Bradford Bulls.
“Judith worked very hard to make sure the Bulls survived. As well as raising the club’s plight in Parliament a number of times she also lobbied behind the scenes with the RFL and others.
“She is determined to see this work through and make sure sports clubs are better run in future. Judith wants to stop clubs, their staff, players and fans, enduring the sort of upset and turmoil Bradford’s had to.”