MP Bill backs local papers
Local newspapers like the Ayrshire Post are the blood that pulsate through the veins of the community they serve.
And MP Bill Grant, has welcomed the Labour U- turn on strangling the press with a new data clause forcing publishers to pay for all legal costs in court disputes.
Bi l l s a i d : “L o c a l newspapers are the lifeblood of communities. The amendment put forward by Labour was a serious threat to their existence, it was right they dropped this ridiculous amendment.
“There has already been a down turn in advertising through local papers and increased use of social media for news has presented the industry with immense challenges. We should be doing everything to support local newspapers instead of burdening them.”