Pendle MP backs CAMRA pubs campaign

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Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has pledged to support local pubs and breweries.

The three pledges are highlighted in the Manifesto for Pubs and Real Ale by the Campaign for Real Ale, which sets out a package of reforms they are seeking from the next Government. These important pledges are to:

l Support well-run community pubs.

l Promote Britain’s 1,300 breweries.

l Represent pub goers and beer drinkers.

Tim Page, CAMRA’s Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted that Andrew Stephenson has pledged support for pubs, breweries and consumers. As, on average, 29 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.”

Mr Stephenson, who lives next door to a Pendle pub, said: “I have been proud to speak up for pubs and real ale throughout the current Parliamentary session.

“Well-run community pubs play a crucial role in local life and make a huge contribution to the local economy. If elected, I will continue to show my support in Parliament.”