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Closure Of The Independent Newspaper's Print Titles

EDM number 1187 in 2015-16, proposed by Helen Goodman on 02/03/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Employment and Press.

That this House condemns the decision to close the Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers, which diminishes media plurality and impoverishes the industry; believes that UK media will be the poorer for the loss of an important voice on the newsstands; notes that over 100 jobs could be lost owing to the closure of the print newspapers and sale to Johnston Press; regrets that the owner Evgeny Lebedev failed to consult representatives of staff, offered no opportunity to consider alternative strategies, and instead left its journalists to read about the proposed sale through other media; offers full support and solidarity to all journalists at the Independent and Independent on Sunday in the face of this summary action; and calls on the company to meet its legal and moral obligations to avoid compulsory redundancies and enable a smooth transition to those moving to the i and digital Independent.

This motion has been signed by a total of 11 MPs.

Helen Goodman02/03/2016Bishop AucklandLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley02/03/2016Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts03/03/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Chris Stephens03/03/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Caroline Lucas03/03/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins03/03/2016Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Paul Flynn03/03/2016Newport WestLabourSeconded
Alan Meale03/03/2016MansfieldLabourSigned
George Kerevan03/03/2016East LothianScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff14/03/2016Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi18/04/2016Bolton South EastLabourSigned

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