Sunday, May 21, 2017

Local candidates pledge support for local pubs and brewers

Cen Phillips and Frank Little, local Welsh Liberal Democrat candidates standing in the General Election for Aberavon and Neath, have pledged their support for pub-goers and beer drinkers in Wales by backing CAMRA’s Election Manifesto.

CAMRA’s 187,000 members are asking candidates to promote and celebrate Britain’s 1,540 breweries and over 50,000 pubs by considering a range of measures to help make pub-going and beer drinking more affordable for UK consumers.

Cen and Frank have committed to:
  • Celebrate and promote Britain’s breweries
  • Support action to help pubs thrive
  • Represent the interest of pub-goers, beer and cider drinkers if elected into the next Parliament

Beer, brewing and pubs support nearly 900,000 jobs and contribute £23.1bn to the UK economy annually. Candidates are therefore being urged to ensure the sector is not left behind in the Brexit negotiations due to take place in the coming years.

Colin Valentine, CAMRA’s National Chairman says: “We are delighted that Cen and Frank have pledged their support for beer and pubs. Pubs are a uniquely British institution which showcase our nation’s brewing tradition while providing an essential community facility for those that use them. It is therefore critical that pub-goers and beer drinkers are not left behind when it comes to negotiating Britain’s future over the coming years.”

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