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Michael Mullaney pledges support for local pubs and brewers

May 15, 2017 11:31 PM

Councillor Michael Mullaney Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Bosworth has pledged his support for pub-goers and beer drinkers in Leicestershire 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.

Michael Mullaney has 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 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.

Michael Mullaney said" I am a member of the local Hinckley and Bosworth CAMRA branch and understand how our local pubs are a vital part of many of our local communities here. The local CAMRA branch here do great work promoting the need to protect our local pubs.

"I am proud to be speaking up for pubs and real ale. Well-run community pubs play a crucial role in local life and can have a huge impact on people's happiness and social inclusion If elected, I will continue to show my support in the next Parliament."

Colin Valentine, CAMRA's National Chairman says: "We are delighted that Michael Mullaney has 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."