Tuesday 26 February 2019 / 3:48 PM Media / Tom Watson

Tom Watson responds to news that Global are to reduce locally-produced programmes

Tom Watson MP, Labour’s Shadow Culture Secretary, responding to Global’s announcement that they are to reduce locally-produced programmes, said:

“The loss of more than 100 local radio jobs across the country is a travesty and particularly damaging at a time when local news is already under extreme pressure.

“Replacing local voices with London-based presenters will be a terrible loss to communities across the country.

“Radio has unique reach, providing listeners with national and local news and friendly company. This announcement is a terrible blow.”