According to rumours, the former Manchester United captain is considering a bid for mayor of Manchester.
Gary Neville, the former England footballer, has joined the Labour Party and is considering a political career.
Shadow cabinet ministers Lucy Powell and Anneliese Dodds spoke out in support of the former Manchester United captain.
In an interview with the BBC’s Political Thinking podcast, Mr. Neville said: “I have joined the Labour Party in the last few days. I want to support Labour. I do believe that we need a progressive Labour Party, but one that actually not just looks after the left side; it has to come towards the centre.”