Creative Coalition sponsors Labour Creative Industries Network Summer Reception
Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman and Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna addressed an audience of over 100 representatives from across the creative industries at the Labour Creative Industries Network, sponsored by the Creative Coalition Campaign.
Harriet Harman highlighted the importance of protecting and enforcing intellectual property, and emphasised that she would be working with other Shadow Ministerial teams on key issues for the sector.
Chuka Umunna argued that Government should back sectors in which the UK enjoys great success such as the creative industries. He also reminisced about the cultural influence of Jazzy B he enjoyed in his youth.
Speaking after the event Christine Payne, Chair of the Creative Coalition Campaign and General Secretary of Equity said:
“The Creative Coalition is pleased to sponsor the Labour Party’s Creative Industries Network summer reception as part of our ongoing campaign to protect jobs and investment in the creative industries from the threat of online copyright infringement. The creative industries are a vital sector for the UK economy contributing 1.5m jobs and £36.6bn to the UK economy and it is vital that politicians of all parties continue to support efforts to tackle online piracy which threatens the continued success of this sector.”