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Future Of Local Newspapers

EDM number 2049 in 2007-08, proposed by Bob Russell on 15/07/2008.
Categorised under the topic of Press.

That this House greatly values local newspapers, both weekly titles and those published daily; believes that they play a vital role in social cohesion and the democratic process through engagement of residents in their local communities and the reporting of matters of local interest and concern, ranging from subjects of social interaction to those involving local authorities and from the 1,001 matters of neighbourhood news to the economic well-being of communities through the advertising medium which local newspapers offer; is deeply alarmed that the worsening financial situation confronting the local newspaper industry has led to a reduction in the amount of news coverage and that in some cases the possible loss of titles is a real threat; and calls on the Government to engage with the local newspaper industry to ascertain what steps can be taken to ensure the survival and prosperity of local newspapers in the best interests of the local communities which they serve.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Bob Russell15/07/2008ColchesterLiberal DemocratProposed
Andrew George15/07/2008St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
David Simpson16/07/2008Upper BannDUPSeconded
Rudi Vis16/07/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan16/07/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Jeremy Corbyn16/07/2008Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Gregory Campbell16/07/2008East LondonderryDUPSigned
Lee Scott16/07/2008Ilford NorthConservativeSigned
David Taylor16/07/2008North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Mike Hancock16/07/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale16/07/2008MansfieldLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle16/07/2008ChorleyLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins16/07/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Paul Holmes16/07/2008ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Jenkins17/07/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Dai Davies17/07/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Mark Williams17/07/2008CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing17/07/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Joan Walley17/07/2008Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley17/07/2008Worthing WestConservativeSigned
John Battle17/07/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
David Drew17/07/2008StroudLabourSigned
Martin Caton17/07/2008GowerLabourSigned
Colin Breed17/07/2008South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson17/07/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan17/07/2008Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Greg Pope21/07/2008HyndburnLabourSigned
Mark Hunter21/07/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Philip Davies21/07/2008ShipleyConservativeSigned
Andrew Stunell21/07/2008Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Gidley21/07/2008RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington21/07/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Malcolm Bruce21/07/2008GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell21/07/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty21/07/2008Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Lynne Jones21/07/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Brian Iddon21/07/2008Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Ann Cryer21/07/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Stephen Williams22/07/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech22/07/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Truswell22/07/2008PudseyLabourSigned
Janet Anderson22/07/2008Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Janet Dean22/07/2008BurtonLabourSigned
David Heyes06/10/2008Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff06/10/2008Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabourSigned
Willie Rennie06/10/2008Dunfermline and West FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley16/10/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Adam Price20/10/2008Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Michael Jabez Foster22/10/2008Hastings and RyeLabourSigned
John Barrett04/11/2008Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby12/11/2008Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Chris BryantUnknownWithdrawn

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