The co-chairs of the UK parliamentary group are Grahame Morris, Labour MP for Easington, and Liberal Democrat peer Jane Bonham Carter, Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury. The members are from across the political spectrum and work with the union in promoting its campaigns and policy and in scrutiny of legislation that affects members.

The NUJ is not affiliated to any political party and organises meetings and campaigns with politicians on union priorities agreed by NUJ members.

The NUJ campaigns and communications department is responsible for working with members of the NUJ parliamentary group. To raise issues in parliament, please email: [email protected]

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UK political news

Scottish and Welsh governments announce new funding for freelances

The NUJ has urged the UK Chancellor to announce the details of the fourth grant for the self-employed now and not as part of his March budget.

12 February 2021
NUJ says government cheerleaders should stop petty, personalised attacks on journalists

The NUJ has responded to a further attack on HuffPost reporter Nadine White, this time by Conservative MP Neil O'Brien.

10 February 2021

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Irish political news

Politicians back NUJ involvement in new Irish media commission

Cross-party politicians call for union to be represented on the new body established by the Irish government.

01 October 2020
NUJ slams Irish media commission

Reacting to the ministerial announcement today, the union criticized the terms of reference and composition of the commission.

29 September 2020

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Scottish political news

Scottish and Welsh governments announce new funding for freelances

The NUJ has urged the UK Chancellor to announce the details of the fourth grant for the self-employed now and not as part of his March budget.

12 February 2021
#ForgottenFreelances: hardship schemes announced

The NUJ has called for greater financial assistance from governments and employers for freelances as the Scottish government launches a hardship fund.

30 April 2020

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Welsh political news

Scottish and Welsh governments announce new funding for freelances

The NUJ has urged the UK Chancellor to announce the details of the fourth grant for the self-employed now and not as part of his March budget.

12 February 2021
How to fund the desire for quality Welsh news

Michelle Stanistreet, actor Michael Sheen, minister Lee Waters, ITV Cymru Wales' Louise Elliott and Nation.Cymru editor Ifan Morgan Jones discuss a Ne...

10 December 2020

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Northern Irish political news

NI assembly call for evidence on media sustainability

NUJ members urged to respond to consultation.

18 February 2021
Media all-party group launched at Stormont

A new Press Freedom and Media Sustainability All-Party Group (APG) has been launched at the Stormont Assembly in Northern Ireland today.

18 December 2020

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