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Meg pledges support for local pubs and brewers
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Meg Munn MP recently attended the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) event where they launched their election pledge for the next government. The Campaign with 165,000 members acts as an independent voice for real ale drinkers and pub goers.
“I am pleased to speak up for pubs and real ale. Well-run community pubs play a crucial role in local life and make a huge contribution to the local economy.
I fully support CAMRA’s pledges to:
· support well-run community pubs,
· promote Britain’s breweries, and
· represent pub goers and beer drinkers.”
Tim Page, CAMRA’s Chief Executive, welcomed Meg’s support, saying:
“We are delighted that Meg has pledged her support for pubs, breweries and consumers. As, on average, 31 pubs close each week it is absolutely vital that our elected representatives recognise and champion the value of these important community assets, and work to protect them.
CAMRA is urging the next government to act to ensure that pubs are better protected in the planning system, that large pub companies treat their licensees fairly and that beer duty is set at a level which supports UK brewing.”
CAMRA’s Manifesto available at: http://files.camra.org.uk/Camra%20Manifesto.pdf
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