West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has met with BBC Trust Chair Rona Fairhead CBE to discuss the future of the Corporation ahead of the much anticipated Charter Review next year.

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Rosie met with Ms Fairhead in Parliament on 15 September in her capacity as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Media Group, which she has chaired since being re-elected as Chair following the General Election. Rosie first succeeded former Labour MP Austin Mitchell as Chair of the group in February.

During the meeting Rosie and Ms Fairhead discussed the upcoming Charter Review and the recent licence fee settlement.

MP Rosie said:

“The next 12 months are fundamental in determining the structure of the BBC, its oversight and its role in our society. I am a great believer in the BBC and very conscious that it needs to continually evolve. The way the public consume news and entertainment is changing, and the BBC must continue to respond to developing technologies and an evolving media market.

“It has been very helpful to hear from Rona Fairhead about the work of the BBC Trust and its expectations for the Charter Review. I look forward to their continued engagement with the All-Party Parliamentary Media Group during this process.”

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