WANDERERS fans can air their views on how football clubs in England can be better governed ahead of a debate in the House of Commons.

A Football Governance Survey has been launched by the Petitions Committee to inform an upcoming discussion on what actions the Government could take to better protect the football pyramid.

More than 100,000 supporters signed an online petition calling for an inquiry into football ownership and the possible introduction of an independent regulator after the European Super League debacle in April.

MPs will now discuss whether a ‘50+1’ rule could be brought in for professional clubs in the UK, similar to the model used in Germany.

The rule states that all clubs must own a majority of voting rights (i.e. 51 per cent of shares) and is designed to protect against the influence of external investors.

A debate will also be held on the introduction of a regulator for English clubs by December 2021.

A survey has now been launched to gather supporters’ opinions. Responses will be shared with the relevant MPs and quotes could also be used during parliamentary debate.

The Bolton Wanderers Supporters Trust recently sent two board members, Mike Smith and Paul Wood, to a meeting with the current Under-Secretary of State for Sport, Nigel Huddleston, when he was in Manchester on a fact-finding mission associated with the ongoing fan-led review.

The BWFCST is actively engaged in the review of football governance and members of the trust are in regular dialogue with he Football Supporters as they move towards a Government Expert Review Panel, chaired by the ex-Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch MP.

The full survey from the Petitions Committe can be found here.