This week in the European Parliament, Anneliese voted for measures to kick out corruption in FIFA.
Anneliese and Labour MEPs are calling for greater transparency and accounting; watertight anti-corruption measures; an independent audit of the last ten years; the European Commission actually implementing its regulatory rules to which FIFA is subject; and action on the appalling human rights abuses and deaths of migrant workers in Qatar.
The vote, which passed, condemned disgraced FIFA President Sepp Blatter and demanded that the EU and national governments take strong action to root out corruption at the highest level.
Anneliese said: “Right across the South East, from Milton Keynes to Margate, people give up many hours of their time to support children's and minor league football. The corruption that has been exposed at the heart of FIFA is a slap in the face to those people who truly love the game and would never dream of milking it for financial gain.
I voted today to send a clear message to FIFA that all of Europe wants change. We must root out the corruption that is disfiguring high-level football.”