House Of Commons Praise For Hammers

WEST Ham United's promotion triumph has been recognised in the House of Commons, with Ms Lyn Brown, the new MP for West Ham, voicing her congratulations to the House on Hammers Play-off Final victory.

Ms Brown also praised the work West Ham United has done in the local community and the Club's continued role in helping to regenerate the East London area.

In voicing the motion, Ms Brown said: "This House congratulates West Ham United Football Club on its recent success in securing promotion to the Premier League; expresses its thanks to the Chairman, Manager, players and fabulous supporters for their superb contribution in placing the area on the map, and the resultant positive boost to the local economy; and believes that their promotion augers well for the Olympic bid, which if successful will provide an historic opportunity to invigorate the UK and radically transform East London."

Whilst Ministers cannot sign both, the Minister of State at the Home Office, Tony MacNulty MP (Harrow East) and the Minister for London, Jim Fitzpatrick MP (Poplar & Canning Town), who are both season ticket holders, fully support the congratulations.