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Millwall fans to contest general election


The Association of Millwall Supporters are to run a candidate in the general election in one of the Lewisham constituencies.   They have the necessary funds.

It follows a falling out with the local Labour council and mayor after an attempt to acquire land owned by the club through a compulsory purchase order so that a redevelopment, effectively a gentrification project. could go ahead.  

If the scheme had gone ahead, the club might have had to leave the New Den, but considerable opposition and national publicity led to its withdrawal.

Charlton fans had considerable success with their Valley Party many years ago which helped to get them back to The Valley, but they were contesting local elections.