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Last Updated: Wednesday, 17 October 2007, 23:11 GMT 00:11 UK
Prescott handed role at Hull KR
John Prescott
Prescott stepped down as Labour's deputy leader in May
Former deputy prime minister John Prescott has joined the board of Super League side Hull KR.

The East Hull MP has accepted the unpaid role of associate director and is relishing his appointment.

"I'm delighted," Prescott said. "These are very exciting times to be joining Hull KR - and I can't wait to start.

"I've always tried to help but am now in a position to dedicate more time to help them build on the fantastic success on and off the pitch."

He added: "Rovers play such an important role in east Hull - and I want to play my part in continuing to strengthen their links with the community, local agencies, business and other sporting bodies."

Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell said: "We're delighted John has accepted our offer and shares in our aspirations for the future of sport in east Hull.

"John has a wealth of experience doing deals at the highest level with big business and key stakeholders - so having him on board as a key mediator for the club is a real coup and an important strategic move."

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