As the long running saga over the Wakefield Community Stadium continues to boil over, this week i wrote to Judith Cummins, the newly elected Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group. I also stepped up the pressure on Wakefield Metropolitan District Council and York Court to resolve the matter via a highly public Twitter campaign. My letter is included below:
Dear Judith Cummins,
Firstly, may i take the time to congratulate you on being elected Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group. I am sure i can speak for all of my fellow Yorkshire Party members when i say i welcome the appointment of a woman and a Yorkshire MP to the role.
The main reason that i write to you is to ask you, as one of your primary priorities as Chair, to hold an enquiry into the long running saga of the proposed Wakefield Community Stadium. As i am sure you are aware the club and Chairman Mr Michael Carter face an urgent RFL deadline in regards the future home of the club and once again Wakefield Metropolitan Council and York Court have failed to secure a contract to ensure that one of the nation’s most historic rugby league clubs will remain a Super League club in their own city, beyond this season.
If, as it appears, Wakefield Metropolitan District Council and York Court have led the Wakefield Trinity club to the brink of possibly losing their Super League franchise then serious questions need to be asked by the government and RFL of all parties. I am sure that the club’s fans can count on you to back my own call (with the support of the Yorkshire Party) for intervention by the All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group on this matter.