I would ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to ensure that the 6 Nations is protected by law and raised to a Class A event. Ensuring that it can not go behind a paywall.
The Six Nations is a massive cultural event in terms of sport. Reportedly 7million tune in for some matches. Sky's autumn international figures pale in comparison to terrestrial 6 Nations.
I realise that Rugby Union is not as popular as football or the Olympics however it does have a solid support base throughout the UK.
The 6 Nations is the only rugby some people watch and works as an avenue to promote and expand the sport. It's such an important event for achieving this.
|Constituency Signatures||% of Total Signatures||MP||Party-Constituency|
|98||1.29%||Jack Lopresti|| Conservative
Filton and Bradley Stoke
|93||1.22%||Darren Jones|| Labour
Bristol North West
|90||1.18%||Fay Jones|| Conservative
Brecon and Radnorshire
|83||1.09%||Luke Hall|| Conservative
Thornbury and Yate
|67||0.88%||Dr Liam Fox|| Conservative
|64||0.84%||Karin Smyth|| Labour
|60||0.79%||Chris Skidmore|| Conservative
|60||0.79%||Simon Jupp|| Conservative
|58||0.76%||Chris Bryant|| Labour
|57||0.75%||Mr Ben Bradshaw|| Labour
2,244 signatures - 29.0% of total