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ITV REDUNDANCIES IN LEEDS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 970: tabled on 04 March 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 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 notes with disappointment the announcement by ITV of 160 immediate redundancies at the ITV drama production studios in Kirkstall, Leeds; recognises that ITV is now abandoning a prime location, Yorkshire, for some of its major successful dramas, after nearly five decades of providing brilliant urban and rural backdrops, and sees a worrying shift to cheaply-produced reality TV as a short-term option which will lead to more viewers switching off; regrets the dismissal of highly-trained people with great engineering, electronic and media communication skills as back-up staff; believes that taking them out will reduce the creative industries' capacity in the region; and urges the Government to work with Yorkshire Forward, and the smaller filmmakers and producers in the region to ensure these people and their skills are not lost to Leeds.

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, Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Elmet
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Brigg and Goole
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Morley and Rothwell
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Keighley
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2009
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Stroud
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2009
Scarborough and Whitby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2009
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2009
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2009
Manchester, Withington
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 March 2009
Belfast South
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Great Grimsby
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2009
Leeds North West
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Hyndburn
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Halifax
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2009
Rochdale
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Bradford West
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Finchley and Golders Green

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.