Member of Parliament for Clacton

Douglas Carswell

16 NOV 2015

Local MP and campaigners stand up for Jaywick

Douglas Carswell met this week with Brooklands residents to discuss the way TV programme makers have misrepresented our area.

Ian Gunn, a local campaigner from Brooklands, gave Douglas a petition signed by over 1000 people who feel let down.

The petition objects to TV programmes made about Jaywick. Douglas has promised action for local people over the subject matter of the shows.

Douglas went on to say:

"Over the past few months, a mockumentary has been made about our area. It is designed to sneer and denigrate Jaywick, so I'll be writing to Ofcom, the TV regulator, about it.

"Any company with a licence to broadcast has a public interest obligation when broadcasting. These programmes simply cannot be viewed as part of that public interest. Ofcom should seriously consider whether these programme makers should have their licence."

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