s630_Cab_Office_Parliament_CCIt’s not every day Berwick Rangers get a mention in Westminster, but that’s what happened yesterday in the House of Commons.

The town’s new Conservative MP, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, used the occasion of her maiden speech in the Commons to highlight some of the issues facing the club.

Speaking to her fellow MPs, she said: “It should be noted, that whilst being the last bastion of England, Berwick’s football team chooses to play in the Scottish Football League, because we are too far from other English teams for the team bus to get to many towns across England.

This unique position is one which causes problems with funding and player transfers and I hope to help resolve them with the Sports Minister in due course.”

Mrs Trevelyan was elected last month after our former Honorary President and Supporters Trust Member, Sir Alan Beith, stood down from his role as the constituency’s MP after more than 40 years.