Early day motion 2978

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LOCAL AND REGIONAL NEWSPAPERS (No. 2)

That this House notes with sadness the decision by Johnston Press to move many long-established local newspapers from a daily publication to a weekly publication; condemns this unnecessary move and the implications it will have for the jobs of many journalists, printers, newspaper sellers and newspaper deliveries; praises the role local daily newspapers like the Halifax Courier and other titles in towns like Kettering, Northampton, Peterborough and Scarborough play in local democracy and in reporting the news on a daily basis; further notes the knock-on effect this will have on the local economies of the towns affected; urges Johnston Press to protect existing jobs at the newspaper titles affected and ensure that there are no compulsory job losses; further urges them to consult fully with the National Union of Journalists about their proposals; and hopes that local newspapers will continue to play an important role in the life of local communities for many years to come.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 25.04.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 19.04.2012
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 18.04.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 30.04.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 23.04.2012
Davidson, Ian Labour Party Glasgow South West 19.04.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 19.04.2012
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 19.04.2012
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 24.04.2012
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 24.04.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 18.04.2012
Heyes, David Labour Party Ashton under Lyne 19.04.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 19.04.2012
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 25.04.2012
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 30.04.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 18.04.2012
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 18.04.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 18.04.2012
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 19.04.2012
Sheerman, Barry Labour Party Huddersfield 30.04.2012
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 23.04.2012
Turner, Karl Labour Party Kingston upon Hull East 18.04.2012
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 26.04.2012