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JOB CUTS IN LOCAL NEWSPAPERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1679: tabled on 16 February 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 66 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House expresses its grave concern at the hundreds of jobs, including those of many journalists, which have been cut at local newspapers in recent weeks, including more than one in five journalists at the Manchester Evening News; notes that profit levels are up to 37 per cent. in some parts of the newspaper industry and that all local newspaper groups are making substantial profits; is concerned that coverage of local news, local and national politics, sport, arts and other events will suffer as a result of the cuts and mergers; and therefore urges newspaper proprietors to put investment in quality journalism at the heart of their future strategies.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2006
Blaydon
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2006
Worthing West
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2006
Elmet
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 February 2006
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2006
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2006
Easington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
Glasgow South West
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 March 2006
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 February 2006
Foyle
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2006
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 2 March 2006
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2006
St Ives
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Llanelli
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2006
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2006
Portsmouth South
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2006
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2006
Cheltenham
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2006
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2006
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Tamworth
Johnson, Ms Diana R.
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Kingston upon Hull North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2006
Manchester, Withington
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 March 2006
Belfast South
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Dundee West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Mansfield
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2006
Ynys Môn
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2006
Southport
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2006
Vale of Clwyd
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2006
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Nottingham South
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Leicester South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2006
Castle Point
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2006
Manchester, Blackley
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
North West Leicestershire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2006
Broxbourne
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2006
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2006
Conwy
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 March 2006
East Antrim
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2006
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.