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Contribution Of Regional And Local Newspapers

EDM number 425 in 2009-10, proposed by Paul Burstow on 09/12/2009.
Categorised under the topic of Press.

That this House believes that local and regional newspapers have a long track record of serving and being at the heart of their communities; notes that local media are widely acknowledged as the most trusted of all media; further believes that the independence of local media is vitally important to proper scrutiny and accountability; is concerned that local authority subsidy of news can create unfair competition, making local commercial media unviable and pose a threat to free speech; is further concerned that 100 local newspapers across the UK closed in 2009; further believes that the requirement to place statutory notices with publications independent of the placing authority should be preserved; and calls on the Competition Commission and Audit Commission to review the impact of the growth of local authority funded newspapers on the local media market and free speech.

This motion has been signed by a total of 100 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Paul Burstow09/12/2009Sutton and CheamLiberal DemocratProposed
David Taylor10/12/2009North West LeicestershireLabourWithdrawn
John Hemming10/12/2009Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andrew Dismore10/12/2009HendonLabourSeconded
Adrian Sanders10/12/2009TorbayLiberal DemocratSeconded
Lindsay Hoyle10/12/2009ChorleyLabourSeconded
Andrew Pelling10/12/2009Croydon CentralIndependentSeconded
Brian Jenkins10/12/2009TamworthLabourSigned
Alan Meale10/12/2009MansfieldLabourSigned
David Drew10/12/2009StroudLabourSigned
Andrew George10/12/2009St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley10/12/2009Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Dan Rogerson10/12/2009North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey14/12/2009North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Laxton14/12/2009Derby NorthLabourSigned
Colin Breed14/12/2009South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer14/12/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
Philip Davies14/12/2009ShipleyConservativeSigned
Willie Rennie14/12/2009Dunfermline and West FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes15/12/2009ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins15/12/2009Luton NorthLabourSigned
Joan Humble15/12/2009Blackpool North and FleetwoodLabourSigned
Robert Key15/12/2009SalisburyConservativeSigned
Greg Knight15/12/2009East YorkshireConservativeSigned
John McDonnell15/12/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell15/12/2009East LondonderryDUPSigned
Martin Caton15/12/2009GowerLabourSigned
Michael Clapham15/12/2009Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Mark Durkan15/12/2009FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Neil Gerrard15/12/2009WalthamstowLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley15/12/2009RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock15/12/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andy Slaughter15/12/2009Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's BushLabourSigned
Stephen Williams15/12/2009Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh16/12/2009SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell16/12/2009ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Moore16/12/2009Berwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean16/12/2009BurtonLabourSigned
John Battle16/12/2009Leeds WestLabourSigned
John Leech16/12/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Hunter16/12/2009CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Cohen05/01/2010Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Mike Gapes05/01/2010Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell05/01/2010Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Lee Scott05/01/2010Ilford NorthConservativeSigned
Peter Ainsworth06/01/2010East SurreyConservativeSigned
Alan Simpson07/01/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Paul Keetch07/01/2010HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Lorely Burt07/01/2010SolihullLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Luff11/01/2010Mid WorcestershireConservativeSigned
Michael Fallon11/01/2010SevenoaksConservativeSigned
Howard Stoate11/01/2010DartfordLabourSigned
Richard Taylor11/01/2010Wyre ForestIndependentSigned
Malcolm Moss12/01/2010North East CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Peter Atkinson12/01/2010HexhamConservativeSigned
John Barrett12/01/2010Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Anne Main12/01/2010St AlbansConservativeSigned
Alan Beith13/01/2010Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Featherstone13/01/2010Hornsey and Wood GreenLiberal DemocratSigned
Alistair Carmichael14/01/2010Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Gary Streeter14/01/2010South West DevonConservativeSigned
Hugo Swire14/01/2010East DevonConservativeSigned
Greg Mulholland14/01/2010Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Selous18/01/2010South West BedfordshireConservativeSigned
Jonathan Djanogly18/01/2010HuntingdonConservativeSigned
Michael Fabricant18/01/2010LichfieldConservativeSigned
Bill Etherington19/01/2010Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Mark Lancaster19/01/2010North East Milton KeynesConservativeSigned
Eleanor Laing20/01/2010Epping ForestConservativeSigned
Graham Brady20/01/2010Altrincham and Sale WestConservativeSigned
Janet Anderson20/01/2010Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Oliver Heald21/01/2010North East HertfordshireConservativeSigned
David Heyes21/01/2010Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Edward Davey21/01/2010Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Emily Thornberry21/01/2010Islington South and FinsburyLabourSigned
John Stanley25/01/2010Tonbridge and MallingConservativeSigned
Michael Penning25/01/2010Hemel HempsteadConservativeSigned
David Mundell26/01/2010Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and TweeddaleConservativeSigned
Christopher Fraser26/01/2010South West NorfolkConservativeSigned
John Horam27/01/2010OrpingtonConservativeSigned
David Crausby01/02/2010Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Tom Harris04/02/2010Glasgow SouthLabourSigned
Bruce George08/02/2010Walsall SouthLabourSigned
David Hamilton08/02/2010MidlothianLabourSigned
John Robertson09/02/2010Glasgow North WestLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan09/02/2010Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Cheryl Gillan09/02/2010Chesham and AmershamConservativeSigned
Derek Twigg09/02/2010HaltonLabourSigned
Greg Clark09/02/2010Tunbridge WellsConservativeSigned
David Cairns10/02/2010InverclydeLabourSigned
Brooks Newmark10/02/2010BraintreeConservativeSigned
Alan Keen22/02/2010Feltham and HestonLabourSigned
Vincent Cable22/02/2010TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Sarah Teather22/02/2010Brent EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Douglas Carswell22/02/2010HarwichConservativeSigned
Andrew Love23/02/2010EdmontonLabourSigned
Jo Swinson02/03/2010East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen O'Brien17/03/2010EddisburyConservativeSigned
Gavin Strang06/04/2010Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
Bob Neill06/04/2010Bromley and ChislehurstConservativeSigned

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