Facing Lewes FC Women, the match brought together parliamentarians from all sides of the political divide in their first competitive effort on 11-a-side pitches.
The game was won 4-2 by Lewes. Despite it being their first game of 11-a-side football, this isn’t the first time the Women’s Parliamentary Football Club have made headlines.
Last year the Barnsley East MP received a ticking-off from House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, after playing football in the Commons chamber after-hours to promote the launch of the women’s team and sport for women.
Despite the controversy, the local MP maintains the club is a great way of bringing people together.
“Football plays a huge role in our community, and whilst we often focus on the differences between clubs and fans the sport brings people together from amateur games on a Sunday morning to Saturday afternoons at Oakwell,” she said.
“Whilst I won’t be running out for the Reds any time soon, it was great to have a kickabout with members from across the political spectrum and remind ourselves that even in these divided times we still all have more in common.”