Jack Brereton MP proposes Bill to relocate Channel 4

Stoke-on-Trent South MP Jack Brereton has introduced a Bill in Parliament to require Channel 4 to relocate its headquarters outside of London.

If passed, the Channel 4 Relocation Bill could pave the way for a public competition to select a new home for the broadcaster.

Jack said: “I will of course be making the case that Channel 4 should come to Stoke-on-Trent: our vibrant, dynamic city, at the heart of the UK, is the obvious choice.

“I feel strongly that relocating Channel 4 is beneficial to the viewing public and to the business. Passing that into law will present an excellent opportunity for us to take the next step and make our case for Stoke-on-Trent to be the next city to be home to a national broadcaster.”

Jack Brereton told the House of Commons:

“If Channel 4 relocated out of London, the organisation and its employees would experience directly the true vibrancy and diversity across the nations and regions of the United Kingdom.

“Channel 4 could have a significant transformative impact on a new location, with the potential to anchor wider regeneration and deliver jobs over and above those which move out of the capital.

“There are a number of extremely interesting suggestions for a potential future location for this national broadcaster. They come from a number of areas across the country, including from my area, Stoke-on-Trent.”