Some politicians claim to be fans of a particular team, but there are doubts over whether they actually follow that team or are just trying to earn a few more votes and get some more publicity. Some MP’s follow their local team, for example, Gordon Brown is a fan of Raith Rovers. Today we are focusing on the Conservative party and their band of football fanatics. Here are five of the most well known current or former Tory’s and the football clubs they support:
The current Tory leader is an Aston Villa fan, having said back in 2008: “The first game I ever went to was an Aston Villa game and so I am an Aston Villa fan. We have had a pretty good season ourselves.”
Duncan-Smith is the MP for Chingford and Woodford Green and the former leader of the Tory party. He led the Conservatives from 2001-2003 before being ousted with a vote of no confidence and replaced with Michael Howard. Duncan-Smith is a big Tottenham fan and is a season ticket holder.
The predecessor to David Cameron, Howard was Tory leader from 2003-2005 and has been an MP since 1983. Howard is reportedly a big Liverpool fan.
The former runner was a Conservative MP from 1992-1997 and became a life peer in 2000. Now the head of London’s Olympics bid and the organising committee, Coe follows a range of sports and is a big Chelsea fan, holding a season ticket at Stamford Bridge.
Major was the Prime Minister from 1990 to 1997 and even though he wasn’t the most popular PM at the time, because of incidents like “Black Wednesday”, he does know his football. Major is a Chelsea fan and has been way before the Abramovich era.
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