A consultation on whether to move Channel 4 out of London is being launched, Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has announced. The broadcaster will remain publicly owned but how it spends money and where it is based is being reviewed to make sure it is "serving the country".
Responding to the news UKIP's Media Spokesman Patrick O'Flynn MEP said, "Looking at moving media outlets out of London can only be a good thing. The past year or two has shown us the dangers of a metropolitan bias developing and of London-based correspondents losing touch with wider currents in public opinion. To have Channel 4 based out of the capital would be exciting and brilliant for diversity in broadcast media."