YouTube has reportedly deleted the account of Novara Media without any reason according to the alternative news channel.

The media group is an independent, left-wing news channel founded in 2011 by James Butler and Aaron Bastani who met at a protest over increased university fees.

Novara Media hits out at Youtube

A statement from Novara Media said: “This morning the Novara Media YouTube channel was deleted without warning or explanation.

“Novara Media is among the top 50 most watched news and politics channels in the UK.

“We play an important public service role and regularly feature interviews with politicians, human rights campaigners, scientists and activists around the world. We are also regulated by IMPRESS in the UK.”

It added: “We call on YouTube to immediately reinstate our account.”

Labour MP sends message to YouTube

Labour MP Richard Burgon has slammed the websites decision to remove Novara Media from its social media platform.

In tweet he said: “What on earth is going on @YouTube?

“I ask this as an elected Member of the UK Parliament.

"@novaramedia is an important platform for left journalism and discussion. It shouldn’t be shut down. #ReinstateNovara.”