Wednesday 29 January 2020 / 4:11 PM Tracy Brabin

BBC News jobs cuts – Tracy Brabin responds

Tracy Brabin MP, Labour’s Shadow Digital, Culture and Media Secretary, responding to BBC News jobs cuts, said:

“High-quality and investigative journalism is what the public rightfully expect from the BBC and these cuts will send shockwaves around the Corporation and journalism in this country.

“BBC News already faces huge challenges, in particular a low viewership among under-35s and working class communities. That it is now cutting award-winning programming such the Victoria Derbyshire Show and BBC Radio News – both of which bring news to audiences that others can’t reach – raises serious concerns about the impact of the cuts the BBC are having to carry out.

“My thoughts are with those who work hard to provide public service broadcasting and face uncertain futures today through no fault of their own.”