Make the 6 Nations a culturally protected event.

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.

7,656 Signatures

Status: Closed
Opened: 3 Mar 2020, 5:12 p.m.
Daily signature rate : 42
Closed: 3 Sep 2020, 11:59 p.m.

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.

Top 10 Constituency Signatories to the Petition

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
North Somerset
64 0.84% Karin Smyth Labour
Bristol South
60 0.79% Chris Skidmore Conservative
60 0.79% Simon Jupp Conservative
East Devon
58 0.76% Chris Bryant Labour
57 0.75% Mr Ben Bradshaw Labour
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2,244 signatures - 29.0% of total

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