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Channel 4 Relocation

EDM number 853 in 2017-19, proposed by Jim Cunningham on 23/01/2018.
Categorised under the topic of Broadcasting.

That this House welcomes the news that Channel 4 may relocate outside of London; acknowledges that this could provide a £88 million a year boost in spending on shows made outside of London and could create economic benefits of £580 million and 7,490 jobs across the country for the city that is chosen; acknowledges whilst that there are many suitable cities in the West Midlands, Coventry was chosen to be the City of Culture in 2021; notes that this provides a unique opportunity for Channel 4; and recommends that Channel 4 finds a welcome home there by relocating to Coventry which would strengthen the broadcasting industry in the West Midlands and means that Channel 4 would be able to benefit from the strong cultural hub already in Coventry.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Jim Cunningham23/01/2018Coventry SouthLabourProposed
Geoffrey Robinson23/01/2018Coventry North WestLabourSeconded
Matt Western23/01/2018Warwick and LeamingtonLabourSeconded
Mike Hill23/01/2018HartlepoolLabourSeconded
Grahame Morris23/01/2018EasingtonLabourSeconded
Mark Hendrick23/01/2018PrestonLabourSeconded
Hugh Gaffney23/01/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Patricia Gibson23/01/2018North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySigned
John McNally23/01/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell23/01/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Mary Glindon23/01/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Stephen Lloyd23/01/2018EastbourneLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Gapes23/01/2018Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Ged Killen23/01/2018Rutherglen and Hamilton WestLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Martin Docherty23/01/2018West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Seema Malhotra23/01/2018Feltham and HestonLabourSigned
Martyn Day23/01/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon24/01/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Chris Stephens24/01/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Dennis Skinner25/01/2018BolsoverLabourSigned

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