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REGIONAL AND LOCAL MEDIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 502: tabled on 19 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 48 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 views with growing alarm the flood of newspapers and reporting jobs being lost all over Britain as a result of cut-backs by the Trinity Mirror publishing group; records the fact that 44 newspapers have been cut in the past 12 months alone; understands that a further £20 million worth of cutbacks in 2009 will have a further severe effect on much-needed reporting in communities across Britain; is deeply worried about the way these cutbacks are impacting on the regional and local coverage of politics, cultural, communal and other issues; cannot stress strongly enough that a healthy democracy needs a healthy media which holds political institutions and politicians to account and questions everything they do and that having a top-rate, vigorous, questioning media is vital to communities and people right across Britain; and urges the Government to take all steps it can to ensure that a much-needed thriving regional and local media industry is maintained and strengthened.

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 9 February 2009
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2009
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 January 2009
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 January 2009
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2009
Ribble Valley
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Walsall South
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2009
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2009
Chesterfield
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Pontypridd
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Tamworth
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Liverpool, Walton
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Manchester, Withington
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Birmingham, Perry Barr
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Ynys Môn
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 January 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Southport
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Nottingham South
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 20 January 2009
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Cardiff Central

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.