CAMERON IN ALNWICK: ‘Local newspapers play a really key role’

The Prime Minister has described local newspapers as ‘part of the social glue that holds communities together’.

In the video above, filmed during today’s visit to the Northumberland Gazette office, David Cameron praises the efforts of local newspapers and media in their communities and for democracy.

David Cameron visits the Northumberland Gazette. Picture by Jane Coltman

David Cameron visits the Northumberland Gazette. Picture by Jane Coltman

“I think local newspapers play a really key role,” he said. “It’s not just the vital information, the sports results and the local news, local newspapers are part of the social glue that holds our communities together and they are vitally important in our democracy.”

He also referred to the Big Society – a key Tory pledge of the 2010 General Election – and encouraging community spirit and philanthropy. “Local newspapers do as much of that as anybody,” he added.

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