Bradford South MP Judith Cummins has congratulated Bradford City of Film in Parliament on their tenth anniversary as a UNESCO City of Film.

Speaking in the House of Commons this morning, Judith asked for a debate in Parliament on government support for Bradford’s creative and film industry.

Judith Cummins MP

Judith said, “This week sees Bradford celebrate its tenth anniversary as the world’s first Unesco City of Film.

In those ten years, numerous films and TV shows have been shot in Bradford including Victoria, The ABC Murders, Peaky Blinders, Miss You Already, The Limehouse Golem, and God’s Own Country.

Will the Leader of the House join me in congratulating all those involved in Bradford City of Film and can we have a debate on what the government is doing to support the creative sector, and in particular Bradford’s pioneering film industry?”

Andrea Leadsom, Leader of the House of Commons, replying on behalf of the government said, “That’s a fantastic line up. I certainly join the honourable lady in congratulating Bradford for their excellent work on some very well-known films and programmes, and wish them every success for the future.

I know that the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are always keen to consider with Members across the House what more can be done. I will take that away and see whether time can be found for such a debate.

Speaking afterwards Judith said, “I am always pleased to raise Bradford’s many considerable successes in Parliament and I’m delighted the Leader of the House said she would look into holding a debate on further support for Bradford’s creative sector.”