From: Amjad Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber.
SO now the challenge to become home to Channel 4’s new headquarters is down to three contenders – Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham (Mark Casci, The Yorkshire Post, July 26).
The Yorkshire bid has made it from the long list to the shortlist. Now for the final push.
I have said before that Yorkshire should prevail in this competition – not because it needs the broadcaster most but because it can provide them most.
We have the talent pool, the connections, the skills, the housing stock and the lifestyle to offer the company and its employees.
A move to Leeds would be good for the whole of West Yorkshire and good for Channel 4 too.
Now we must hope good sense prevails when the final decision is made.