Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer wishes Crawley Town ‘massive good luck’ in race to win League One promotion

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has wished Crawley Town all the best as they hope to reach the League Two play offs.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 10:03 am

The leader of the opposition, who visited Crawley yesterday (March 11), told this newspaper he would love to one day see the Reds play.

The team is currently 11th in League Two and have an outside change of making the play offs, with two games in hand compared to seventh place Bolton.

Sir Keir said: “I really wish them all the very best.

Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, visited Crawley yesterday. Photo: Labour Party
Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, visited Crawley yesterday. Photo: Labour Party

“I love football – if invited I would love to come and see them play.”

Member of Parliament for Holborn and St Pancras said he recognised how hard a time lower league clubs have had during the Covid pandemic.

Fans are currently barred from attending matches meaning clubs have lost income from gate money.

But the former director of public prosecutions wished Crawley Town ‘massive good luck’ for the play offs as they bid to reach League One.

Crawley Town FC (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) 775393229

He added: “[I would] love to see them get through and love to see them play.”