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OmniGOV and support for local news outlets

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1480: tabled on 10 February 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House understands that after the closure of printed newspapers in Harlow, YourHarlow.com became the only remaining news outlet in Harlow constituency; notes the success that YourHarlow.com has had in connecting with the 85,000 Harlow residents with over 5.7 million page views in 2020; praises the hard work of YourHarlow’s editor in producing over 1,000 stories informing residents about the latest coronavirus news; asserts that OmniGOV has failed to support YourHarlow.com; criticises the management of OmniGOV for only supporting print news outlets and not digital-only outlets; further criticises OmiGOV for failing to provide value for money to the Harlow taxpayer; and calls on the Government to take immediate action to ensure that OmniGOV supports YourHarlow.com and to urgently review their contract with OmniGov.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.