York City were last night left facing an uncertain future after the Supporters’ Trust voted against handing their 25 per cent shareholding to the club.
A special general meeting held in the Minster city to discuss the ‘Golden Share’ proposal, put forward by chairman Jason McGill, was followed by a vote in which 910 members of the Trust were eligible to take part. Of those who did cast a vote, 262 were against the motion with 123 in favour.
The result means the Trust will retain their shares while McGill’s shareholding remains at 75 per cent. Prior to the meeting McGill had pledged to continue funding the club until the scheduled move to the new stadium in 2019 if the fans voted ‘yes’ to his proposal.
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