Statement on Andy Lonsdale and HUFC

Responding to Andy Lonsdale, Jesse Norman said:

“Mr Lonsdale says I have not replied to an email of his. But in fact I gave Mr Agombar a courtesy call soon after his investment was announced, and was cut off. That spoke for itself.

“I am a member of HUST and I support the HUST boycott 100%. It appears that Messrs Lonsdale and Agombar have made endless promises which they have failed to discharge. They failed to pay all local creditors, as they promised. They failed to post the bond required to keep Hereford United in the Conference, as they promised. They appear to have moved Mr Agombar on and off the Directors' register in order to bypass the rules. They have not published the result of Mr Agombar’s “Fit and Proper” test, or authorised the FA to reveal the outcome.

“Mr Lonsdale wants to have a conversation. But this isn’t a time for talk, it’s a time for action. We must do everything we can to safeguard the future of football in Herefordshire. Mr Lonsdale and Mr Agombar need to engage with HUST, hold an open meeting and address the fans’ concerns in full. Then perhaps we can‎ talk.”