Thursday 22 October 2009

MPs oppose Trinity Mirror Brum shake-up plan

Birmingham Northfield Labour MP Richard Burden has put down an Early Day Motion calling for Trinity Mirror to meet local MPs before switching the Birmingham Post to a weekly and bringing in overnight production for the Birmingham Mail.
The EDM states: "That this House expresses its opposition to Trinity Mirror's plans to reorganise the Birmingham Post and Birmingham Mail in a way that will cut over 80 jobs and leave Birmingham, a city of over a million people, without a live daily newspaper; notes that whilst the editors of the newspapers sought the views of their readers, Trinity Mirror has not sought the views of Birmingham's citizens nor their elected representatives in this House before making its decisions; and, whilst recognising the challenges that all regional newspapers face in a rapidly changing media environment, nevertheless calls on Trinity Mirror to meet hon. Members from the Post and Mail's readership area to discuss its plans and any alternatives considered, before taking action to implement these changes."
Birmingham and West Midlands' MPs backing the motion are Gisela Stuart, John Hemming,Lynne Jones, Roger Godsiff, Steve McCabe, Clare Short, Jaqui Smith, Peter Luff, Mahmood Khalid and Lorely Burt.

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