House of Commons
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JOB LOSSES IN LOCAL NEWSPAPERS
EDM #1017
Tabled 27 January 2016
2015-16 Session
That this House is concerned by the announcement that Johnston Press, which publishes titles including the Yorkshire Post, Yorkshire Evening Post, Lancashire Evening Post, The Scotsman and Derry Journal, is to cull almost 100 editorial posts; notes that this announcement comes just days after Newsquest announced that up to 25 journalist posts are to be axed across its Scottish titles; further notes that year-on-year cuts in jobs and closure of newspaper titles have resulted in the loss of 5,000 editorial roles in local and regional press, and the closure of more than 150 newspapers since March 2011; believes that local and regional news coverage is an essential feature of civic life and a healthy democracy; and therefore calls for active government intervention to prevent the destruction of these vital community assets and to establish a short, sharp inquiry to produce a coherent strategy for defending local journalism.

Signatures (60)

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.
Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
01 February 2016
Bellingham, Sir Henry
Conservative
02 February 2016
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
28 January 2016
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
28 January 2016
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
01 February 2016
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
04 February 2016
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
27 January 2016
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
09 February 2016
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
03 February 2016
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
29 January 2016
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
28 January 2016
Cox, Jo
Labour
03 February 2016
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
11 May 2016
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
02 February 2016
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
28 January 2016
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
11 February 2016
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
22 February 2016
Dugher, Michael
Labour
23 February 2016
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
01 February 2016
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
05 February 2016
Flynn, Paul
Labour
02 February 2016
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
04 February 2016
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
01 February 2016
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
28 January 2016
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
01 February 2016
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
03 February 2016
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
01 February 2016
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
08 February 2016
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
10 February 2016
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
02 February 2016
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
01 February 2016
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
01 February 2016
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
02 February 2016
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
28 January 2016
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
08 February 2016
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
02 February 2016
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
02 February 2016
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
04 February 2016
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
05 February 2016
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
28 January 2016
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
01 February 2016
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
01 February 2016
Sherriff, Paula
Labour
10 February 2016
Streeting, Wes
Labour
01 February 2016
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
02 February 2016
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
10 February 2016
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
01 February 2016
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
22 February 2016
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
01 February 2016
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
03 February 2016
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
29 January 2016
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
03 February 2016
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
04 February 2016
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
01 February 2016
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion