9th September 2014

Get tough on the FA - Mowat urges Government

Warrington South MP David Mowat yesterday urged the Government to put more pressure on the Football Association to give a greater share of its revenues to non-league football clubs such as Warrington Town FC. During a Commons debate to mark Non-League Football day, Mr Mowat called on the Government to act

Currently the FA’s revenue (which mostly comes from the England Football Team) is split 50:50 between “grassroots football” and the “professional game” – or in other words league football clubs.

Mr Mowat was one of a group of local businessmen who saved Warrington Town from bankruptcy in 2007 and he remains a director at the club.

David Mowat said:

The Football Association has a surplus of about £80 million per annum, which basically comes from the England team. That money is given 50% to the grass roots and 50% to the professional game. There is absolutely no reason why it should not all go to the grass roots.

“Front Benchers on both sides of the House should be applying pressure on this. It would result in an additional £40 million for clubs like Warrington Town FC.”

5th September 2014

Labour’s plans for benefit handouts of £54,000 are a slap in the face for hardworking taxpayers in Warrington

Local MP for Warrington South, David Mowat has slammed Labour’s plans for a welfare system that could see people in London getting benefit handouts of up to £54,000 – paid for by hardworking taxpayers in Warrington.

Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, has said he will scrap the Conservatives’ benefit cap in favour of a new system that reflects higher housings costs in London.

New analysis of independent figures show that under this system, people in London could get benefit handouts of up to £54,000 per year. This would be more than double the current limit.

David Mowat commented:

“Labour want to take money from hardworking families in Warrington and use it to subsidise families living in expensive properties in London. It’s a slap in the face for the town’s taxpayers

“Most people I speak to in Warrington are amazed that the cap introduced by the Conservative-led Government is so high. Labour fought tooth and nail to prevent the cap and now they are trying to unpick it. It’s the same old Labour party.”

2nd September 2014

My speech on HS2 and its effect on Warrington

Yesterday I made my Westminster Hall speech on HS2 and the effect that it will have on Warrington, particularly the piece of line which has become known as the Wigan Spur.

You can watch my a recording of my speech and the debate
here or alternatively you can read a transcript of the speech here.  

1st September 2014

Jobs Club begins it's 11th Season

The Jobs Club founded 5 years ago by local MP David Mowat is due to begin its 11th season on 27th September.

Since it started in 2009, the club has helped over 200 residents in Warrington find a job or start their own business.

Participants can take part in workshops such as “the Hidden Job Market – using social media to find work”, “Interview techniques” and “Leadership & Management.” Those who complete the full 12 week course will gain an ILM Level 5 Qualification in Leadership & Management.

Details of how to book a place can be found on www.davidmowat.org

David Mowat said:

“I’m extremely proud of what my Jobs Club has achieved in 5 years. We have an 85% success rate and the club has spawned many new businesses.

“Creating jobs in Warrington is my top priority. I want to see more people with the security of a pay packet, able to provide for their families and plan for the future.”

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