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Local Newspapers In South London

EDM number 179 in 2015-16, proposed by Tania Mathias on 24/06/2015.
Categorised under the topic of Press.

That this House believes that local newspapers play a crucial role in enhancing local democracy, such as by reporting on council meetings, holding local decision-makers to account and providing a forum for local issues; recognises that many local journalists are paid below the London Living Wage, despite the valuable work they do; is therefore concerned that Newsquest South London, a large regional publisher, is planning to cut the number of journalists and impose redundancies at local newspapers in South London, including the Croydon Guardian, Sutton Guardian, Wimbledon Guardian, Wandsworth Guardian, Epsom Guardian, Surrey Comet, Elmbridge Comet and Richmond and Twickenham Times; notes that Newsquest has made large profits in recent years; is further concerned about the impact that these job losses could have on the quality of local journalism; regrets that many local journalists have decided to go on strike over the last fortnight; and calls on Newsquest to review urgently its plans for job losses in South London.

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs.

Tania Mathias24/06/2015TwickenhamConservativeProposed
Zac Goldsmith24/06/2015Richmond ParkConservativeSeconded
Paul Scully24/06/2015Sutton and CheamConservativeSeconded
Chris Philp24/06/2015Croydon SouthConservativeSeconded
Boris Johnson24/06/2015Seconded
Peter Bottomley24/06/2015Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts25/06/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Chris Stephens29/06/2015Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas29/06/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Paul Flynn29/06/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn29/06/2015Islington NorthLabourSigned
Vicky Foxcroft29/06/2015Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Tom Brake29/06/2015Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Neill30/06/2015Bromley and ChislehurstConservativeSigned
Teresa Pearce30/06/2015Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Hannah Bardell02/07/2015LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff06/07/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned

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