Author Archives: Clive Efford

Olympic medallist Gemma Gibbons joins London Youth Games Hall of Fame

London Youth Games Hall of FameClive today inducted Judoka Gemma Gibbons into the London Youth Games hall of fame. Continue reading

Clive welcomes TfL statement on local bus routes

Clive wants double deckers to cope with growing demand for 132

Clive has welcomed news that Transport for London are looking at introducing double deck buses on the 132 route on a permanent basis as demand for the service continues to grow. Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE Clive comments on the news that Michael Gove is seeking help to bail out school sport

Commenting on the news that Michael Gove is seeking help to bail out School Sport (Details here), Clive Efford, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Sport said:

“Before the last election we were told by the Tories that it would ‘be wrong to dismantle 13 years of work’ on School Sport, but this is exactly what the Government has done.

Scrapping the School Sport Partnership programme, which delivered record levels of participation in school sport and then attempting to cobble together a sports policy after the Olympics is not good enough.

The Government has no coherent sports strategy. Michael Gove’s decision over the sale of playing fields and the fact that Free Schools can open with no play space show that school sport does not feature in this Government’s thinking.”

Labour MP’s 3-0 Press Lobby – Highlights

Interviews with Ed Balls, Andy Burnham and Clive Efford after the big match