Friday, 18 November 2011

Trinity's Liverpool Daily Post and Echo makes Parly correspondent Ian Hernon redundant

The Trinity Mirror-owned Liverpool Daily Post and Echo, publisher of the Daily Post and Liverpool Echo, has made Ian Hernon, the company's long-serving and highly respected Parliamentary correspondent, redundant.

Award-winning Hernon is expected to leave the Daily Post and Echo next month in another blow to regional press representation in the Parliamentary Lobby which continues to be reduced as papers cut back on editorial costs.

Hernon is one of the most most experienced lobby correspondents in Parliament.

An Early Day Motion, proposed by Labour MP Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside) states: "That this House is concerned at the decision by Trinity Mirror North West to close its Westminster operation and the impact this will have on daily coverage of Parliamentary and constituency issues, the effect of which will result in making Ian Hernon, the most experienced lobby correspondent in Parliament, with 33 years of continuous service, the last 11 for the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo, redundant; recognises his reputation for straightforward reportage and political analysis; and is concerned that this could result in a diminution of Parliamentary reporting."

It has been signed by 28 MPs.
  • It is also understood that in the latest job cuts by Trinity Mirror Midlands all the photographers at the Birmingham Post and Mail have been made redundant although some will be used on a freelance basis.

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