Coventry Telegraph political correspondent clear from redundancy threat following Parliamentary protest - Press Gazette

Coventry Telegraph political correspondent clear from redundancy threat following Parliamentary protest

Coventry Telegraph political correspondent Les Reid will not be made redundant after opposition to the proposal was made in Parliament.

Les Reid, who is currently Midlands Journalist of the Year and Daily News Reporter of the Year, was believed to be among six journalists on the paper facing the axe.

His redundancy was proposed as part of Trinity Mirror’s planned 92 job cuts at a regional level announced in January.

Within two weeks an Early Day Motion was put forward by Coventry South Labour MP Jim Cunningham opposing the cuts.

The motion, which was signed by 28 backbenchers, specifically criticised Trinity Mirror’s decision to make the Coventry Telegraph's post of political correspondent redundant.

Reid, who also contributes to The Guardian newspaper, tweeted this weekend:

 

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