Kerry McCarthy Labour MP for Bristol East
Earlier this month, as part of a small delegation of British MPs, I visited the Tibetan Parliament who meet in exile in Dharamsala in Northern India. I have been campaigning for Tibetan freedom for many years, in light of the continued oppression of the Tibetan people and occupation of Tibet by China.
That’s why in April, I coordinated a letter from 25 cross-party MPs calling on Liverpool Football Club to drop its sponsorship deal with Tibet Water. I’m very glad to have read that the club has heeded our calls and are no longer partnering with the Chinese-run business. Companies like Tibet Water are only able to operate in the region because of the Chinese occupation of Tibet and the human rights violations that uphold it, and I’m glad that Liverpool FC has recognised that this partnership was wrong and misguided.