Beer, brewing and pubs make a huge contribution to our local economy. They support nearly 900,000 British jobs, and contribute £23.1bn to the UK economy annually. Pubs are also an important part of local community life, bringing people together and combating loneliness.
I've shown my support by signing up to back three simple pledges ahead of the election:
- Beer: Celebrate and promote Britain’s 1,540 breweries
- Pubs: Support action to help pubs thrive
- Consumers: Represent the interests of pub goers, beer and cider drinkers