Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven has today written to the Culture Secretary, the Rt. Hon Karen Bradley MP asking her to consider Brighton as the best place to relocate Channel 4.
Today while addressing the National and Regions Media Conference in Salford, the Culture Secretary spoke about Channel 4 and announced that “the Government will not give further consideration to privatisation at this time.”
She said: “We want Channel 4 to have a major presence outside London, stimulating creative and economic activity – including jobs – right across the country. In so doing, it can play a leading role in a public service broadcasting system that reflects our United Kingdom.”
Mr Kirby said: “The Culture Secretary has said she wants to hear about potential new homes for Channel 4. I believe that Brighton would be an ideal place for Channel 4 to relocate to. I have suggested this to the Culture Secretary and hope that she considers Brighton when deciding where to relocate this world-class organisation.”