Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, has responded to the news that the FA has today confirmed that the FA Vase will go ahead.

Yesterday, Richard wrote to Nigel Huddleston MP, Minister for Sport in the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, asking him to intervene on behalf of Consett and the FA Vase tournament.
Commenting, Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, said: 

“I am absolutely delighted that the FA Vase will go ahead later this year. It’s such an important thing for our community in Consett and the cup run has given a real boost to the town. It’s so fantastic that the FA have today confirmed Consett will have the opportunity to take it all the way and the whole of the community is right behind them”