Glasgow MPs have given their backing to the bid to bring Channel 4's headquarters to Glasgow.

The bid document was formally handed in to Channel 4 in London by city council leader, Susan Aitken and the bid team chairman, Stuart Cosgrove.

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In a debate in the House of Commons city MPs said Glasgow was the perfect choice for the station to be based as it looks to move out from London.

Stewart McDonald, Glasgow South SNP MP led the debate and said Glasgow and Channel four were a perfect match.

He said: “Beyond Channel 4’s physical requirements, it is ultimately looking for somewhere it can feel at home.

“It is looking for a diverse city that has a thriving arts and production scene; a city that is not afraid to go against the grain; and a city that has a confident sense of itself but is always looking to stretch itself and take on new challenges.

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“Setting aside the physical criteria, I wish to set out the case for Scotland’s largest city. The truth is that if Channel 4 was a city, it would be the city of Glasgow.”

His comparison was echoed by Mr Cosgrove.

He said: “Like Channel Four, Glasgow is a city that likes to challenge authority ad refuses to take itself too seriously.”

He said it was “alive with attitude and teeming young people”

While much of the bid document is confidential it is understood there are five possible locations identified for the headquarters in the city.

Paul Sweeney, Labour Glasgow North East MP, suggested a few possible locations in the debate.

He said: “That great creative media hub at the heart of Glasgow, at Pacific Quay, would be a magnificent centre for Glasgow to host Channel 4.

“There is so much opportunity there. It is a former industrial site that can be easily developed to meet the needs of Channel 4.

“There are also lots of other options, from CityPark in Dennistoun in my constituency down to Film City in Govan, which is the old Govan town hall and has been converted into the most fantastic media hub for Glasgow and for Scotland.”

Alison Thewliss Glasgow Central SNP MP said it would benefit other parts of the UK.

She added: “It would fundamentally change the way in which the media work in the UK."