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Job Losses And Cuts At STV

EDM number 1296 in 2017-19, proposed by Chris Stephens on 21/05/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Broadcasting, Companies and Employment.

That this House is seriously disappointed and concerned at plans by Scotland's leading commercial broadcaster to shed 59 jobs across the STV and STV2 channels, with the latter closing altogether; notes that the plans involve ending the flagship STV News Tonight Scottish and international news programme, which will lead to a massive reduction in the breadth and depth of news coverage that viewers in Scotland currently enjoy; believes that the news comes as a devastating blow to the staff who work tirelessly to provide some of the best news and current affairs programmes in Scotland; supports the efforts of the National Union of Journalists to work with STV management to try to reduce the number of redundancies required; and calls for every effort to be made to avoid compulsory redundancies.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Chris Stephens21/05/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartyProposed
Brendan O'Hara21/05/2018Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySeconded
Christine Jardine21/05/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Patrick Grady21/05/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySeconded
Martin Docherty21/05/2018West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySeconded
Hugh Gaffney21/05/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSeconded
Chris Law22/05/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss22/05/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Jonathan Edwards22/05/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Jim Shannon22/05/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Stewart McDonald22/05/2018Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day23/05/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown12/06/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry12/06/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell13/06/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman14/06/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned

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