Vale board ‘snub’ local MP

Vale board ‘snub’ local MP

The Sentinel newspaper has revealed that Stoke-on-Trent North MP Joan Walley’s attempts to hold a meeting with the Port Vale board have been ignored.

Walley told the newspaper: “What I’ve been trying to do is open a dialogue with the club to get people to answer some of the many questions surrounding the club’s finances at present.

“What I want to see is all concerned parties coming together in the best interests of Port Vale.

“I can appreciate why people are so frustrated at the lack of information coming out of the club.

“I’ve had correspondence with director Mike Lloyd and requested a meeting with him.

“He has responded by saying that it’s for the club’s directors to address the current issues and that he hopes to have news in the coming days.

“He did not address my request for a meeting.”

“I understand and share the concerns of supporters and shareholders,” added Walley.

“Firstly, the promised Blue Sky sponsorship deal did not materialise.

“Then two of the club’s directors were elected to the board by shareholders who had been told they had invested in the club and this subsequently proved not to be the case.

“And it appears from media reports the club has breached the terms of the loan agreement with the city council.

“I think most people would agree that the most important thing is the long-term safety and financial viability of Port Vale.”

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