I am writing to urge you to pledge to protect the BBC and its services, should you be elected as a member of parliament this year.
I am very concerned about the amount of criticism the BBC is currently being subject to, particularly from commercial rivals, who would like to see its operations shrink. Since the announcement of proposed cuts to BBC services, over 40,000 people have signed the petition or written to the BBC Trust, calling for the services to be saved.
The text of the pledge reads:
If elected as a member of parliament, I pledge to:
* Oppose the proposed closure of BBC 6Music, BBC Asian Network, the cuts to the BBC website, including the proposed redundancies and the disposal of the BBC’s magazine titles.
* Work to ensure that the future of public sector broadcasting, is properly resourced, maintaining and strengthening investment in quality programmes.
As a potential constituent, I call on you to sign up to this pledge and support the BBC.
Please sign the pledge here: http://www.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/bbcppcpledge