REDDITCH MP Rachel Maclean is backing Birmingham’s bid to be the new home of Channel 4.
The second city has made it on to the shortlist of three and is up against Greater Manchester and Leeds.
” I’ll be doing what I can to support Birmingham’s bid as I truly believe Channel 4 basing themselves in our region will bring benefits to Redditch,” said Mrs Maclean.
“Having Channel 4 in Birmingham will create hundreds of high-skilled and high-paid jobs for people in Redditch. We have so much untapped creative talent with such huge potential. Channel 4 in Birmingham would be the opportunity they need to help them achieve their full potential.
“We can also position our town as a great place for Channel 4 workers to commute to work. I will be making this case to Channel 4 and supporting Birmingham’s bid. This will be another great opportunity to unlock Redditch.”
A decision on the site of Channel 4’s new National Headquarters is expected in October.