Barbara Keeley MP

LABOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR WORSLEY AND ECCLES SOUTH

Barbara welcomes BBC’s commitment to Salford

Barbara has welcomed the BBC’s commitment to relocate more staff from London to the new media centre at Salford Quays.

Caroline Thompson, BBC Chief Operating Officer, announced the additional jobs in a recent speech. She said:

“As part of the BBC’s drive to be less London-centric and more deeply rooted in the whole of the UK, we will be moving a significant number of additional staff to the new media centre in Salford Quays. All of this will strengthen Salford's place as a true network centre. And with a stronger BBC presence, there will be even greater potential for…Salford and the whole of the north of England to become a world class centre of media innovation and technology for the 21st Century."

Barbara commented:

“This is more good news for Salford. Salford Quays will be the UK’s first ‘media city’, which will create local jobs and a dynamic learning environment for young people across the city. The BBC’s commitment to expand its presence in Salford will cement Salford’s place as the key base for the BBC. It is also another big step in the regeneration of Salford made possible by Government policies.”

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The planned Media City, future home of the BBC, at Salford Quays

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