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Andrew Simpson pledges support for local pubs and brewers

May 14, 2017 7:54 PM
By Andrew Simpson

Andrew Simpson, local Liberal Democrat candidate for Daventry standing in the General Election has pledged their support for pub-goers and beer drinkers in 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.

Andrew Simpson 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.

Andrew Simpson says: "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 Andrew Simpson 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."