John Spellar

Labour MP for Warley

John Spellar MP backs Channel 4 move to Birmingham

Black Country MP John Spellar yesterday confirmed his support for Channel 4 moving to Birmingham.

During his speech introducing his Planning (Agent of Change) Bill to help save Britain’s music venues, Mr Spellar declared that “Birmingham is the best venue for Channel 4”.

Yesterday, Peaky Blinders writer Steven Knight wrote an impassioned article on why Birmingham should be the new home of Channel 4. 

Mr Spellar commented: “Birmingham is increasingly being recognised as a centre for creative industries with a young, vibrant and diverse population.

“Moving Channel 4 to Birmingham makes a lot of sense and will bring additional high-skilled jobs to the West Midlands.”

“It is right that public broadcasters become less London-centric; and that the Government act decisively to stop the drift of talented youngsters to London from West Midlands conurbations – by creating attractive jobs outside of London.”

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